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Anime Director Mamoru Hosoda on Drawing by Hand and the Industry Post-Hayao Miyazaki (Q&A)

His anime 'The Boy and the Beast' was the biggest-grossing Japanese film released in 2015, finishing with nearly $60 million domestically. The World of Mamoru Hosoda at the Tokyo International Film Festival showcased the anime director's work in the first-ever retrospective of his films. His charming animations, often centered round stories of family and growing up, have won him fans in Japan and around the globe. The director talked with THR Japan correspondent Gavin J. Blair at the Tokyo festival about the real theme of his movies, the state of Japanese anime post-Miyazaki and why he wants to keep drawing by hand as long as he can.

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