Synopsis of The Boy and The Heron, by Hayao Miyazaki

The Boy and The Heron is coming to Indonesia!

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Still cut film The Boy and The Heron (dok. Imdb/The Boy and The Heron)

Ghibli is back with a new animated film titled The Boy and The Heron (2023). This film is a semi-autobiographical fantasy by Hayao Miyazaki.

Quoted by Tix.id, The Boy and The Heron itself premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada. Meanwhile, as reported by Variety, this Ghibli-directed film (until the following article was released) has entered the box office in the United States and earned up to Rp1.5 trillion.

Waiting for its release in Indonesia, let's take a look at the synopsis of the anime by Studio Ghibli below!

1. Sinopsis The Boy and The Heron

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Still cut film The Boy and The Heron (dok. Imdb/The Boy and The Heron)

The Boy and The Heron (2023) is about a 12-year-old boy named Mahito who lives in 1943 during the Pacific War. Unfortunately, his mother dies in a fire at a hospital in Tokyo.

Mourning the death of his mother, Mahito chooses to go on an adventure to the world where the living and the dead live. Then, how is Mahito's adventure? Can his grief be healed? Does he meet the figures who will heal the wound?

2. Voiceover

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Still cut film The Boy and The Heron (dok. Imdb/The Boy and The Heron)

The Boy and The Heron (2023) provides two audio languages, Japanese and English. The voice actors for both languages are different. Check out who the voice actors are below!

Japan
  • Mahito Maki by Soma Santoki
  • The Gray Heron by Masaki Suda
  • Lady Himi by Aimyon
  • Natsuko by Yoshino Kimura
  • Shoichi Maki by Takuya Kimura
  • Granduncle by Shohei Hino
  • Kiriko by Ko Shibasaki
  • Noble Pelican by Kaoru Kobayashi
  • The Parakeet King by Jun Kunimura
  • Izumi (Maid #1) by Keiko Takeshita
  • Utako (Maid #2) by Jun Fubuki
  • Eriko (Maid #3) by Sawako Agawa
  • Aiko (Maid #4) by Shinobu Otake
  • Warawara by Karen Takizawa

English
  • Mahito Maki by Luca Padovan
  • The Grey Heron by Robert Pattinson
  • Lady Himi by Karen Fukuhara
  • Natsuko by Gemma Chan
  • Shoichi Maki by Christian Bale
  • Granduncle by Mark Hamili
  • Kiriko by Florence Pugh
  • Noble Pelican by Willem Dafoe
  • The Parakeet King by Dave Bautista
  • Izumi (Maid #1) by Denise Pickering
  • Utako (Maid #2) by Barbara Rosenblat
  • Eriko (Maid #3) by Melora Harte
  • Aiko (Maid #4) by Barbara Goodson
  • The Parakeets by Mamoudou Athie, Tony Revolori, Dan Stevens

3. Showtime

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Still cut film The Boy and The Heron (dok. Imdb/The Boy and The Heron)

The Boy and The Heron has already aired in America and Japan. Meanwhile, in Indonesia, this Ghibli-directed film will reportedly air on Wednesday (13/12/2023). You can watch it at XXI, CGV, and Cinepolis.

Prepare your time and money to watch The Boy and The Heron (2023). Who can't wait for this movie to air?

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