Anime director Mamoru Hosoda says he aims to surpass Japan’s iconic anime director Hayao Miyazaki. Rough Cut – no reporter narration
Japanese anime director hopes to surpass Hayao Miyazaki
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Mamoru Hosoda, one of Japan’s young anime directors hoping to lead the industry after the retirement of legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki, says he hopes to surpass his boyhood hero one day, but don’t look for Miyazaki in his movies. Hosoda’s rise to fame culminated with his 2015 box office hit “Boy and the Beast”, which grossed over 5.8 billion yen ($57 million) to become the second most watched movie in Japanese theatres that year. His movies are colourful and vibrant and appear to follow in Oscar-winning Miyazaki’s footsteps. Hosoda is hopeful for the future of Japan’s animation industry despite the fact that more and more animators rely on computer graphics to polish their work.