The Boy and the Heron / How Do You Live? / Kimi-tachi wa Dō Ikiru ka

The Boy and the Heron / How Do You Live? / Kimi-tachi wa Dō Ikiru ka

Genres: adventure, drama, fantasy
Themes: anthropomorphs, coming of age, growing up, isekai, magical creatures, other world, talking animals, transformations, World War II
Plot Summary: After Mahito’s mother is killed during the firebombings of Tokyo, he and his father move out of the city to live with his maternal aunt—who is already pregnant with his new half-sibling. Struggling to accept both his mother’s death and new familial situation, Mahito is harassed by a talking blue heron who promises that, if they go to a nearby abandoned mansion, he can meet his mother once more.
Running time: 125 minutes
Vintage: 2023-07-14

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Hayao Miyazaki Working on New Proposed Anime Feature Film

posted on 2016-11-13 08:00 EST
Director presents proposal for feature while working on CG short for Ghibli Museum

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Hayao Miyazaki Needs 3-4 More Years to Finish Next Film

posted on 2018-08-06 02:47 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kimi-tachi wa Dō Ikiru ka has been in production for 2 years

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Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki Reveals His ‘Final’ Film’s Title, Release Window

posted on 2017-10-28 08:55 EDT
Kimi-tachi wa Dō Ikiru ka expected 3-4 years from now

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Hayao Miyazaki’s Next Film Is 15% Complete After 3.5 Years

posted on 2019-12-17 21:15 EST by Egan Loo
Ghibli founder directs 1 minute of animation per month on Kimi-tachi wa Dō Ikiru ka

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Studio Ghibli Posts New Year’s Greeting with Mention of 2nd Film in Production

January 01, 2020 9:01am CST
Hayao Miyazaki’s How Do You Live? anime film is currently underway

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When Does the Next Ghibli Movie Come Out?

April 12, 2020 2:00pm CDT
Hayao Miyazaki’s How Do You Live? is currently still in the works

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Ghibli Producer: Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘How Do You Live?’ Film’s Animation Is Half Finished

posted on 2021-03-08 09:05 EST by Adriana Hazra
Studio Ghibli also has another film in the works

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First image, premiere date revealed for “How Do You Live?” Hayao Miyazaki’s first film since 2013

2022-12-12T15:00:00Z

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Hayao Miyazaki’s How Do You Live? Film Opens in Japan on July 14, 2023

posted on 2022-12-13 02:31 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New poster visual also revealed

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Studio Ghibli says no to trailers and commercials for Hayao Miyazaki’s new anime movie | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2023-06-03T06:00:00Z
One poster and the title is all you’re getting before How Do You Live? hits theaters, and producer Toshio Suzuki explains why.

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Hayao Miyazaki’s How Do You Live? Anime Film Only Gets One Poster, No Trailers Says Ghibli President Suzuki

June 12, 2023 2:46am CDT
The next film from the legendary filmmaker releases July 14

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Hayao Miyazaki Worried About Lack of Publicity for How Do You Live? Anime Film

Jun 28, 2023 1:33 AM CDT
Miyazaki: “I wonder if it’ll be okay…”

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Joe Hisaishi Confirmed to Score Hayao Miyazaki’s How Do You Live? Anime Film

Jul 4, 2023 6:30 AM CDT
The tight-lipped Studio Ghibli film opens July 14

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Hayao Miyazaki’s How Do You Live? Anime Film to be 1st Ghibli Film With Simultaneous Release in IMAX

posted on 2023-07-07 06:11 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Film to also open in Dolby Atmos, Dolby Cinema, DTS:X in Japan on July 14

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Studio Ghibli is taking a bold step to prevent spoilers for its newest anime movie | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2023-07-11T13:45:00Z
Hayao Miyazaki’s latest movie will be in theaters soon, but one standard piece of anime merchandise won’t.

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New Hayao Miyazaki film: Studio Ghibli producer explains unusual promotion | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

2023-07-12T22:00:00Z

Kenshi Yonezu Performs Theme Song for Hayao Miyazaki’s How Do You Live? Film

posted on 2023-07-13 22:19 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New Yonezu song titled “Chikyūgi” (Globe)

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Studio Ghibli releases free-to-use artwork for Hayao Miyazaki’s new anime movie, How Do You Live? | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2023-07-14T02:00:00Z
And it’s only the second piece of artwork ever unveiled for How Do You Live?

ANN Review: The Boy and the Heron

by Richard Eisenbeis, Jul 14th 2023

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Pop Team Epic Creator Draws Fanart for Miyazaki’s Mysterious New Film

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How Do You Live? movie review: Could this be Hayao Miyazaki’s magnum opus? | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2023-07-14T13:00:00Z
Acclaimed anime director’s first film in 10 years drew big audiences on opening day, despite the surprising lack of promotion.

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Miyazaki Hayao's Final Film to Be Known as 'The Boy and the Heron' - Variety

2023-07-14T16:00:00Z

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Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron Film Unveils Cast, Staff, Story, N. American Theatrical Release

posted on 2023-07-14 12:08 EDT by Alex Mateo
Soma Santoki stars as Mahito in movie that opened on Friday

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Kenshi Yonezu Provides Theme Song for Hayao Miyazaki’s Latest Film

Jul 14, 2023 7:48 PM CDT
The CD single will release on July 26

Hayao Miyazaki Draws Cover for Kenshi Yonezu’s The Boy and the Heron Anime Film Theme

Jul 16, 2023 8:47 PM CDT
The single releases today on streaming services

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Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron Film Earns US$13.2 Million in Opening Weekend

posted on 2023-07-17 10:26 EDT by Alex Mateo
Film earns record US$1.7 million from 44 IMAX screens in 1st 3 days

The Boy and the Heron Anime Film Records Biggest Opening Weekend for Hayao Miyazaki Ever

Jul 18, 2023 2:53 AM CDT
The four-day holiday weekend comes in at 2.149 billion yen

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Japan Box Office: Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron Anime Film Makes No.1 Debut

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Was Ghibli right not to market Hayao Miyazaki’s new anime? Opening box office data is in | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2023-07-19T13:15:00Z
How Do You Live? earned more in its opening weekend than some of Ghibli’s most celebrated films, but how does it compare to other anime movie hits?

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The Boy and the Heron, and a Modern Experiment in Prestige Filmmaking

Jul 19, 2023 3:52 PM CDT
Was the secrecy worth the price of admission in the long-awaited Hayao Miyazaki film?