Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Hosoda's Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki

Mamoru Hosoda's (Summer Wars, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) latest film, Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children: Ame and Yuki), is an exhilarating work of animation, and a measured, patient and exacting example of first-rate storytelling.



Update**Keen to report that Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki is on course to be Hosoda's most successful film, earning an estimated $4.6 million during its opening weekend, and slotting in at # 2 in Japan last weekend, with a current estimated gross of $20.6 million.  Given the relatively basement budgets of most anime, and the hoary competition from Hollywood (Spiderman 3000! Batman...AGAIN), this is welcome news.  More importantly, it will help Hosoda-san continue to create.
We met at this 2007 event  hosted by Ian Condry at Harvard and MIT in Cambridge/Boston.  I am making plans now to interview him in advance of his latest film's US release.

6 comments:

Jeannine said...

Any way for us to get ahold of it over here in the States? Love his work!

Roland Kelts said...

I am sure it will find a US distributor. You're in for a treat.

Daniel Zelter said...

GKids is handling the American distribution, and possibly home video. Follow them on Twitter

Daniel Zelter said...

My bad. I was thinking of Momo. Sorry.

Michael Ingle said...

I got to see this film in Japan and I DESPERATELY want to see it in the states, even just get my hands on a english subbed copy.

Michael Ingle said...

I saw this film in Japan and desperately want a us release, even if I can just get my hands on a subbed copy somewhere along the lines I need to see this film again in a language that I can fully understand.