Image from The Boy and the Heron, the last film of Studio Ghibliby Hayao Miyazaki, has finally begun to appear online, and even these scant images seem to suggest that the film will indeed be a spectacular sight.
The four images, shared on X (formerly Twitter) by @DiscussingFilm, showcase the film’s protagonist, a flock of birds, a mysterious floating object, and a slightly creepy heron with similar teeth. people, providing a mesmerizing first look at the film’s plot. will be like. The Boy and the Heron originally premiered in Japan on July 14, 2023, where it was released without much marketing or construction, leaving fans completely in the dark about the series’ contents. movie they are about to see. The film has since received rave reviews, and The Boy and the Heron will soon make history with its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Miyazaki’s Last Film Still A Mystery After New Images
The shared images don’t really give much insight into the story of the movie, which is said to revolve around Mahito Maki, a boy who discovers a mysterious abandoned tower, bringing him into contact with a fantasy new world with a talking heron. Maki appears clearly in the first image, holding a female figure with her face obscured, while the heron presumably resembles the character appearing in the final image. The art is in a beautiful style like most Ghibli films, with soft, mostly natural colors and gorgeous backdrops.
Fans outside of Japan are naturally curious about the film, in no small part due to the eerily quiet debut that Miyazaki’s late period film received. Reportedly, the film was inspired by the book How Do You Live?, which is also the Japanese title of the film, but instead of adapting the book, the book that actually appears in the movie is owned by Maki. . The film seems to share many of the themes prominent in Miyazaki’s other films, such as anti-war sentiment, the idea of a fantasy world existing alongside our own, and the difficulties of being a child, making it a fitting end to his film career.
While more information about The Boy and the Heron is sure to come in the coming months, most fans will have to wait for the movie’s official overseas release, which is slated to come out later this year. , according to US distributor GKIDS. Although this may not be the last movie of Studio Ghibliit will almost certainly be the last to be directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and as such, its release would represent the bittersweet end of a major era in anime history.
Source: @DiscussingFilm (X/Twitter)