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From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children) comes a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. 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. Kun becomes increasingly jealous of her, 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 Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family’s incredible story, in this magical and emotionally soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are.
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Common Sense Says
Sweet, magical family adventure is best for older kids.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Mirai is a Japanese animated movie about a 4-year-old boy who's bored and upset about being a new big brother and ends up time-traveling to meet family members from the future and past. Although the movie features a young main character, the overall story and lessons may be better for tweens and up -- and it may be most appreciated by adults, who can understand the nuances of Kun's journey. There a few potentially frightening moments, like when Kun imagines people turning into demons and when he ends up alone at a train station for "lost kids" that also seems to stand in for a scary nightmare. Kun also purposely bothers, pokes at, and hits his baby sister with a toy. But ultimately, this is a sweet story about a little boy learning to value being a big brother and belonging to his family.
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- Genre:Family, Drama
- Release Date:November 30, 2018
- Audio Format:5.1
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