Mamoru Hosoda’s “The Boy And The Beast” Release Date Plus Giveaway

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By: Robert Prentice February 19, 2016

Mamoru Hosoda looks to be yet another classic in a long list of great stories he has told over the years. I personally loved Summer Wars and I have yet to watch Wolf Children but I plan on watching it very soon. The Boy and The Beast has received rave reviews from critics and is looking to add to the already great list of films by Mamoru Hosoda. So FUNimation has given us a March 4th release date in the US with Nationwide release which you can buy tickets to below. In the meantime FUNimation sent us an incredible giveaway prize pack that any Mamoru Hosoda fan would love (in fact I wanted to keep it myself). Check out the image below, you could win the following:

  • The Boy and The Beast movie collectibles
  • The Boy and The Beast theatrical poster
  • Sampler of The Boy and The Beast Soundtrack
  • Screeners of Summer Wars and Wolf Children
  • Summer Wars O-Card autographed by Mamoru Hosoda
  • Wolf Children theatrical poster autographed by Mamoru Hosoda



To Enter use the entry form below and be sure to go and get your tickets to the US release of The Boy And The Beast, hitting theaters March 4th.
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(Press Release) FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – January 19, 2016. Funimation® Entertainment announced today the theatrical date for the eagerly anticipated release of “The Boy and The Beast.”  The latest masterpiece from acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda, “The Boy and The Beast” will open on March 4 and screen in theaters across the U.S. Theatergoers will be able to purchase tickets to watch either the original Japanese language version (with English subtitles), the new English dub version produced by Funimation, or both. The English dub was developed closely with Hosoda to ensure the voice cast matched both his vision and direction for the film. The nationwide theatrical release of “The Boy and The Beast” will be the first time the English dub will be available to the general public. Prior to that, the film screened with English subtitles and only at a handful of film festivals in North America. Advance tickets go on sale on February 5 and can be purchased at  “The Boy and The Beast” is a limited theatrical engagement and fans are encouraged to secure their tickets early.


The complete cast for English dub of “The Boy and The Beast” is as follows:

CHARACTER                      ACTOR
Kyuta (Young)                   Luci Christian

Kyuta (Teen)                      Eric Vale

Kumatetsu                         John Swasey

Kaede                                  Bryn Apprill

Chico                                    Monica Rial

Hyakushubo                      Alex Organ

Tatara                                  Ian Sinclair

Iozen                                    Sean Hennigan

Ichirohiko (Young)           Morgan Berry

Ichirohiko (Teen)             Austin Tindle

Jiromaru (Young)             Brittney Karbowski

Jiromaru (Teen)                Josh Grelle

Kyuta’s Mother                Jessica Cavanagh

Kyuta’s Father                   Chuck Hüber

Lord                                      Steve Powell


Robert Prentice