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GKIDS Sets ‘Mirai’ Anime Netflix Debut

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When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down.

With the Mirai of the Future out in Japan back in summer 2018, GKIDS brought out the film in limited form that fall as well as the 2019 bilingual release in theaters and then a home video release. Now, the distributor has set plans for the film to get some Netflix distribution with a planned June 1st, 2020 debut. It’s likely to hit as most other GKIDS initiatives like this have been on time and we’ll see at the least the same bilingual release as the home video.

The English cast includes Victoria Grace as Mirai, John Cho as The Father, Rebecca Hall as The Mother, and Daniel Dae Kim as The Great-Grandfather.

Hosoda wrote and directed the film with Hiroyuki Aoyama and Ayako Hata serving as the animation directors. Studio Chizu has handled the animation production.

The Japanese cast includes Moka Kamishiraishi as Kun-chan, Haru Kuroki as Mirai-chan, Yoshiko Miyazaki as Grandmother, Gen Hoshino as Father, Kōji Yakusho as Grandfather, Kumiko Asou as Mother, and Mitsuo Yoshihara as Mysterious Man.

Plot Concept: When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai… until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future – including his sister Mirai, as a teenager. Together, Kun and teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family’s incredible story. But why did Mirai come from the future?


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