Mirai Reviews

December 20, 2018
There's enough wisdom to be found in this engaging tale for a trip to the theatre. Whether to take the whole family is up to parents to decide.
November 30, 2018
Merits comparison to works of similar relevance and poetic ambitions, like Shoplifters and Roma, masterworks that share its inquiries about familial ties, parental insecurities, and the inescapable pull of the past.
November 30, 2018
Like Hayao Miyazaki, whose mantle Hosoda is often considered to be on an unofficial short list to pick up, Hosoda tells this child's story at a child's eye level, and the diversions feel part and parcel of that point of view.
November 30, 2018
Expands into a lyrical realm that is both very Japanese and entirely universal.
November 30, 2018
The latest gem from Japanese anime master Mamoru Hosoda concerns a little boy's conflict with his baby sister. It may be the animator's smallest film, but it stands tall. You'll be enchanted.
November 30, 2018
Mirai doesn't really speak for young viewers, just down to them.
November 30, 2018
The painstaking animation becomes more and more elaborate, culminating in a child's-eye view of a bustling train station and a bullet train transformed into a demonic carriage for lost children.
November 30, 2018
Without any preamble, Kun's courtyard refuge turns into a kind of magic zone where no-limits fantasy and recognizable reality unapologetically intertwine in a way that is quintessentially Hosoda.
November 29, 2018
In the best possible way, "Mirai" feels like the dream of a very wise child.
November 2, 2018
Mirai definitely puts Hosoda in the Japanese industry's top league, showing a similar spirit of high-blown romanticism as Your Name (2016), anime's high-water mark in recent years.
November 1, 2018
An ambitious, one-of-a-kind family fantasy.
August 23, 2018
Mirai can be recommended to both adults and children...Those aged around eight and up may be amused to recognise aspects of their younger selves.
June 15, 2018
It's the work of a true auteur (in what feels like his most personal film yet) presented as innocuous family entertainment.
May 26, 2018
A sweet child's-eye view of the world.