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The Boy and the Heron

74% | Jul 14, 2023 | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

While the Second World War rages, the teenage Mahito, haunted by his mother's tragic death, is relocated from Tokyo to the serene rural home of his new stepmother Natsuko, a woman who bears a striking resemblance to the boy's mother. As he tries to adjust, this strange new world grows even stranger following the appearance of a persistent gray heron, who perplexes and bedevils Mahito, dubbing him the "long-awaited one."

Featured Crew

Hayao Miyazaki
Director
Toshio Suzuki
Producer

Cast

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Soma Santoki
Mahito Maki (voice)
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Masaki Suda
Gray Heron (voice)
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Ko Shibasaki
Kiriko (voice)
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Aimyon
Lady Himi (voice)
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Yoshino Kimura
Natsuko (voice)

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