Kyuta, a boy living in Shibuya, and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast from Jutengai, an imaginary world. One day, Kyuta forays into the imaginary world and, as he's looking for his way back, meets Kumatetsu who becomes his spirit guide. That encounter leads them to many adventures.

  1. Mamoru Hosoda

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Koji Yakusho

    Koji Yakusho

    Kumatetsu (voice)

  2. Aoi Miyazaki

    Aoi Miyazaki

    Kyuta (young, voice)

  3. Shota Sometani

    Shota Sometani

    Kyuta (teen, voice)

  4. Suzu Hirose

    Suzu Hirose

    Kaede (voice)

  5. Sumire Morohoshi

    Sumire Morohoshi

    Chico (voice)

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The Boy and the Beast
The Boy and the Beast



Original Title バケモノの子

Status Released

Release Information

  • November 7, 2015


  • March 4, 2016
    Theatrical (limited)


Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 59m

Budget -

Revenue $490,643.00



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