During an interview that took place during the previous event of the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2021, the renowned Japanese author Mamoru Hosoda talked about his new film project and explained that the storyboards are practically complete and that The actual production phase of his next film will begin soon.

The last feature film by Hosoda was the 2018 masterpiece Mirai, nominated for an Oscar for best animated film and brought to Italy by Dynit. The film opened in second place at the Japanese box office and grossed 400 million yen for the first weekend, bringing in around 3 billion yen ($ 24 million) in total.

Mamoru Hosoda made his directorial debut as a director in 2005 ONE PIECE: Baron Omatsuri's secret island, the sixth film in the saga based on the legendary manga by Eiichiro Oda. In the following years he worked on two more films, The girl who jumped through time is Summer warsuntil he released his first original film in 2012: Wolf children.

Today, two years after the release of his latest masterpiece, Hosoda is preparing to return to the cinema with a new original film, the details of which are still unknown. Production will begin between 2020 and 2021 and, minus any delays, the film will see the light of day in the first half of 2022.

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