Latest feature anime film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children):
The Boy and The Beast
Free • Open to public
Screening followed by discussion with Ian Condry (MIT) and Jennifer Fu (Funimation)
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When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely family will be put to ultimate test—a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage.
Before the film, please join us for a dinner/discussion “From MIT to the Anime Industry: A Conversation with Jennifer Fu”5-6:30pm in 14E-304(RSVP for dinner discussion: firstname.lastname@example.org)