Check Out Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and the Heron’ Trailer


Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and the Heron’ Releases New Global Trailer

Aged 82, Hayao Miyazaki shows no sign of slowing down. A decade after his last major film, the acclaimed director brings to audiences ‘The Boy and the Heron,’ which many consider a distillation of themes and motifs that have defined his illustrious career.

The story unravels through the experiences of young Mahito. The poignant tale starts with the grim reality of wartime Tokyo bombings, segueing into a fantastical realm where Mahito confronts massive pink parakeets, crafting a narrative that seamlessly blends the gravitas of a painful history with the whimsy of imagination. Given the film's intricately enhanced artistry, it's no surprise that its production spanned seven years.

Though Japanese audiences were introduced to this gem on July 14 this year, global cinephiles can mark their calendars for the worldwide premiere in the winter of 2023. Catch a first look at the trailer for ‘The Boy and the Heron’ below:

Miyazaki's pattern of retiring and then returning to the director's chair has become an almost expected move in recent years. After announcing his "final" films with 2013's ‘The Wind Rises’ and then again with the 2018 animated short ‘Boro the Caterpillar,’ Miyazaki, in his typical fashion, decided that his storytelling journey wasn't quite complete yet.

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