The Boy and the Heron Film’s English Dub Opens

On Monday, TOHO made an exciting announcement: the English dub of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki’s newest film, The Boy and the Heron (Kimi-tachi wa Dō Ikiru ka), will be shown in Japan on March 20.

The Boy and the Heron film was awarded Best Animated Feature Film at the 96th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday. Miyazaki’s second film to win came after Spirited Away in 2003. He was also nominated for Howl’s Moving Castle and The Wind Rises.

The Boy and the Heron was honored with the prestigious Animation of the Year award at the 47th annual Japan Academy Film Prizes.

It also received recognition as the Best Motion Picture – Animated at the 81st Golden Globes Awards earlier this year.

The film also received recognition from the Annie Awards, where it was honored for its exceptional storyboarding and character animation.

the boy and the heron 1 The Boy and the Heron Film's English Dub Opens

It was also recognized by the British Academy Film Awards for its outstanding contribution to the world of animated film. The Alliance of Women Film Journalists honored it with the Best Animated Film award in its EDA Awards on December 31.

The 78th Mainichi Film Awards recently revealed that the film has been selected to receive the prestigious Noburou Oofuji Award.

This award recognizes animated works that push the boundaries of creative expression. The announcement comes just before the ceremony on February 14th.

The film had a successful opening in Japan in July 2023, selling 1.003 million tickets and earning approximately US$13.2 million in its first three days.

The film had an impressive performance during its Friday-Monday long weekend, selling 1.353 million tickets and earning 2.149 billion yen (about US$15.53 million).

This success of The Boy and the Heron was particularly notable as July 17 was a holiday in Japan. It has achieved an impressive milestone in Japan, ranking as the 71st highest-grossing film of all time.

In 2023, it also secured its position as the third highest-grossing domestic film in Japan, with a remarkable gross of 8.66 billion yen (approximately US$61.4 million).

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