Madman Entertainment has announced extra screening locations for Mamoru Hosoda’s new film The Boy and the Beast. Fans of Hosoda’s works who live in Australia (excluding the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania) or New Zealand will have another chance to see the film in cinemas.
In Victoria, the film will be showing in both Japanese and English at the Cinema Nova and in English at Hoyts Melbourne Central. The latter is only screening the film on Sunday, March 13. In New South Wales, the film will be screened in Japanese at Sydney Event George St. and in English at Hoyts Blacktown. In Queensland, the film will be shown in English at Events Myer, Chermside and Garden City. In Western Australia, it will be screened in Japanese at Luna Leederville and in English at Hoyts Carousel. It will be shown in English at Event Marion in South Australia. In New Zealand, it will be shown in English at Event Cinemas Queen St., Hoyts Wairau Park and Hoyts Sylvia Park and in both languages at Academy Cinema and State Cinemas Nelson. More details about each location can be found here.
The film was declared Animation of the Year at the Japan Academy Prize Association’s ceremony this year. Hosoda has now won this award four times. He previously won the award for The Girl Who Leapt Through Time in 2007, for Summer Wars in 2010 and for Wolf Children in 2013.