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V.O.: Suzume no tojimari
Jap. 2022. Animation by Makoto Shinkai. In Japan, a teenage girl and a young man travel across the country trying to close portals to parallel universes, from which a devastating monster is trying to escape.
Runtime: 122 min.
Jap. 2021. Animation by Mamoru Hosoda. A lonely and complexed teenager, who created an avatar of a singing star on the Internet, meets in this virtual universe a strange and fascinating being.
Runtime: 121 min.
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The Boy and the Beast

V.O.: Bakemono No Ko
Jap. 2015. Animation by Mamoru Hosoda. An orphan flees to a parallel world populated by polymorphous animals, where he becomes the apprentice of a brutish beast with overweening ambitions.
Runtime: 118 min.


V.O.: Gake no ue no Ponyo
Jap. 2008. Animation by Hayao Miyazaki. A sea creature who has become a little girl falls in love with the little boy who took her in, which provokes the ire of her father, a magician who reigns in the depths.
Runtime: 101 min.

Howl's Moving Castle

V.O.: Hauru no Ugoku Shiro
Jap. 2004. Animation by Hayao Miyazaki. In a country at war, a young hatter, transformed into a 90-year-old woman by a witch, takes refuge in the travelling castle of a magician.
Runtime: 119 min.

Spirited Away

V.O.: Sen to Chihiro No Kamikakushi
Jap. 2001. Animation by Hayao Miyazaki. A little girl who has ventured into a strange spa where the gods come to purify themselves finds herself in the clutches of a witch.
Runtime: 130 min.

Millennium Actress

V.O.: Sennen joyu
Jap. 2001. Animation by Satoshi Kon. Two journalists collect the testimonies of an actress who had tumultuous professional and love lives.
Runtime: 86 min.

Perfect Blue

V.O.: Pâfekuto burû
Jap. 1997. Animation by Satoshi Kon. A pop singer who aspires to be an actress gradually loses her mind when an obsessed fan stalks her and violent incidents occur.
Runtime: 81 min.

Princess Mononoke

V.O.: Mononoke Hime
Jap. 1997. Animation by Hayao Miyazaki. Seeking a cure for an unknown evil, a young prince arrives in a magical forest where a war is raging between men and animals.
Runtime: 133 min.

Ghost in the Shell

V.O.: Kokaku Kidotai
Jap. 1995. Animation by Mamoru Oshii.
Runtime: 79 min.

Only Yesterday

V.O.: Omohide poro poro
Jap. 1991. Animation by Isao Takahata. During a stay in the countryside, a Tokyo woman in her twenties recalls the highlights of her childhood in the mid-1960s.
Runtime: 118 min.

Grave of the Fireflies

V.O.: Hotaru no haka
Jap. 1988. Animation by Isao Takahata. A boy and his little sister are left to fend for themselves during the 1945 American bombings in Japan.
Runtime: 89 min.
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