Watch The Latest Trailer For Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Belle’

by Tito W. James

“Belle follows Suzu, a 17-year-old high school student living in a rural village with her father. For years she has only been a shadow of herself. One day, Suzu enters “U,” a virtual world of five billion online members, and she becomes Belle, a world-famous singer. Belle soon meets with a mysterious creature with whom she embarks on a journey of love and adventure on their quest to become who they truly are.”

I’ve been a long time admirer of the films of Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf ChildrenSummer WarsThe Boy and the Beast). His latest feature film feels like a culmination of all the themes running through his previous work. Original anime films are a rare occurrence, therefore I hope Belle does well at the box office. With a new generation of young theatergoers and anime’s growing mainstream popularity, seeing the latest anime film could become as common as seeing the latest live action blockbuster.

Tito W. James

Tito W. James is a journalist writing for with a focus is on highlighting high quality independent content. His comics draw heavy influence from hand drawn animation and incorporate action and comedy into various genres.

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