Belle

'Belle' is a beautifully observed, dazzlingly animated sci-fi fairy tale about our online-offline double lives.

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Belle

From the celebrated Academy Award®-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu, creators of Mirai, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and more, comes a fantastical, heartfelt story of growing up in the age of social media.

Suzu is a shy, everyday high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters “U”, a massive virtual world, she escapes into her online persona as Belle, a gorgeous and globally-beloved singer. One day, her concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature chased by vigilantes. As their hunt escalates, Suzu embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of this mysterious “beast” and to discover her true self in a world where you can be anyone.
PG
Genre
anime, Adventure, Musical, Romance
Runtime
122
Language
Japanese, English
Director
Mamoru Hosoda
Writer(s)
Mamoru Hosoda
Cast
Kaho Nakamura, Takeru Satoh, Ryo Narita, Tina Tamashiro, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Shota Sometani, Rira Ikuta, Sei Hiraizmi, Mamoru Miyano, Mami Koyama, Koji Yakusho
FEATURED REVIEW
Peter DebrugeVariety

With “Belle,” anime master Mamoru Hosoda has reimagined “Beauty and the Beast” for the metaverse set — that young generation of social media users who switch identities comfortably between the physical world and a more inviting online one. Roughly half the movie takes place in the “real world” ...

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