Ahead of its US Premiere on Friday, GKIDS offered fans two new clips for Mamoru Hosoda‘s BELLE, Crunchyroll recently announced the star-studded cast for the English Dub in December.
Director Mamoru Hosoda also shared a special message to fans via Tik Tok, encouraging the fans to check out the movie and giving fans a brief synopsis of what the film is about.
Before its US Premiere, Belle has received many international awards, broke box office records, and is considered to be Mamoru Hosoda’s most successful anime film of all time. Belle is also nominated for Five Awards in this year’s Annie Awards, and finally, part of the 94th Annual Academy Awards Animated Feature Films Consideration List. Belle makes her US Debut this Friday, January 14th in Theaters!
“From the celebrated Academy Award®-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu, creators of Mirai, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and more, comes a fantastical, heartfelt story of growing up in the age of social media. Suzu is a shy, everyday high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters “U”, a massive virtual world, she escapes into her online persona as Belle, a gorgeous and globally-beloved singer. One day, her concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature chased by vigilantes. As their hunt escalates, Suzu embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of this mysterious “beast” and to discover her true self in a world where you can be anyone.“
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