Mamoru Hosoda’s latest film MIRAI is close approaching, and to celebrate the upcoming UK & Ireland theatrical release this November we wanted to recap everything you need to know!
UK THEATRICAL RELEASE SCHEDULE
MIRAI will be available across the nation on Friday 2nd November 2018 in Japanese audio with English subtitles followed by Sunday 4th November 2018 with the English dub. The film has been rated PG by the British Board of Film Classification for ‘mild threat, scary scenes’.
The film will be available through different cinema chains, including Cineworld, ODEON, Showcase and Vue. An official UK theatrical site is available to view also!
- Aberdeen Union Square
- Birmingham Broad St
- Glasgow Renfrew St
- West India
- Milton Keynes
Luxe = ODEON Luxe, the new upgraded screens!
- Birmingham Broadway Plaza (Luxe)
- Edinburgh West (Luxe)
- Glasgow Quay (Luxe)
- Liverpool One
- London, Covent Garden
- London, Holloway
- London, Greenwich
- London, Kingston
- London, Wimbledon
- Manchester Great Northern
- Milton Keynes Stadium
- Oxford George St
- Tunbridge Wells
Select areas of Picturehouse are offering screenings for both languages at slightly different times each.
- Edinburgh – The Cameo
Subbed – 6:30pm on Friday 2nd Nov
Dubbed – 3:00pm on Sunday 4th Nov
- Liverpool – Picturehouse at FACT
Subbed – 8:45pm on Friday 2nd Nov
Dubbed – 2:45pm on Sunday 4th Nov
- London – Picturehouse Central
Subbed – 9:00pm on Friday 2nd Nov
Dubbed – 1:10pm on Sunday 4th Nov
- York – City Screen Picturehouse
Subbed – 8:45pm on Friday 2nd Nov
Dubbed – 11:30am on Sunday 4th Nov
In addition these areas are screening the subbed version on Thursday 15th November at 8:45pm.
Cinema De Lux = Showcase Cinema De Lux, deluxe screens!
- Bluewater (Cinema De Lux)
- Bristol (Cinema De Lux)
- Coventry (Cinema De Lux)
- Derby (Cinema De Lux)
- Glasgow East
- Leeds (Cinema De Lux)
- Leicester (Cinema De Lux)
- London East, Newham
- Nottingham (Cinema De Lux)
- Peterborough (Cinema De Lux)
- Reading (Cinema De Lux)
- Southampton (Cinema De Lux)
- Basingstoke Festival Place
- Cheshire Oaks
- Edinburgh Omni
- Leeds Light
- London, Westfield Stratford City
- London, Finchley Road
- London, Islington
- London, Wood Green
- London, Croydon Grants
- London, Croydon Purley Way
- London, Shepherds Bush
- Manchester Lowry
- Manchester Printworks
Various Independent Cinema Chains
- Dundee DCA
- Glasgow Film Theatre
- Home Manchester
- London, Prince Charles
- Sheffiield Showroom
ABOUT THE FILM, STAFF & CAST
Mirai is directed and written by Mamoru Hosoda who also worked on The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children, and The Boy and the Beast. His latest film was animated by Studio Chizu and was theatrically released in Japan on 20th July 2018. It was also the first anime film to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival on 16th May 2018.
Alongside the director, we have film producer Yuichiro Saito, and art directors: Takashi Omori and Yohei Takamatsu. Masakatsu Takagi, who composed The Boy and the Beast and Wolf Children, also composed the music score for Mirai.
Joining the cast for Mirai are Moka Kamishiraishi, Haru Kuroki (The Case of Hana & Alice), Gen Hoshino (Night is Short, Walk on Girl) and Kumiko Asou (Miss Hokusai).
Plot Synopsis (via AllTheAnime):
The birth of a sibling is a joyous time for many, but not for Kun. Four years old and spoilt rotten, he sees the arrival of baby sister Mirai as competition for his parents’ love. That is, until magical encounters with an older Mirai and family past, present and future send the siblings on an intimate journey through time and space, to confront Kun’s uncertain feelings and prepare him to become the big brother he needs to be.
Anime Limited have released a trailer for their upcoming UK theatrical release:
That’s all of the information available for MIRAI. As stated, the film is coming to UK theatrical screens on Friday 2nd November 2018 with a home video release soon to follow by distributor Anime Limited.