REVIEW: English Dub Trailer for Hayao Miyazaki’s “The Boy and the Heron”

Hayao Miyazaki, the legendary anime director behind films like Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, has returned with his first new film in a decade, The Boy and the Heron. The film has already been released in Japan, but it’s finally coming to the United States in December 2023, and we now have our first look at the English dub trailer.

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Hayao Miyazaki’s “The Boy and the Heron”

The trailer opens with a young boy named Mahito running through a burning battlefield, screaming for his parents. It’s a jarring and unsettling image, but it quickly gives way to the more whimsical and fantastical visuals that Miyazaki is known for.

Mahito is soon whisked away to another world by a talking heron, where he embarks on a journey to find his mother. Along the way, he meets all sorts of strange and wonderful creatures, including a forest spirit, a giant bird, and a mysterious girl.

The trailer doesn’t give away too much about the plot, but it does hint at a story about grief, loss, and the power of friendship. It also features some of Miyazaki’s most stunning animation yet. The landscapes are lush and vibrant, and the character designs are both whimsical and heartwarming.

REVIEW: English Dub Trailer for Hayao Miyazaki's "The Boy and the Heron"

The English dub cast is also very promising. Christian Bale voices Mahito, Gemma Chan voices the forest spirit, and Willem Dafoe voices the giant bird. All three actors give excellent performances, and they capture the spirit of Miyazaki’s characters perfectly.

Overall, the English dub trailer for The Boy and the Heron is very impressive. It’s a beautiful and heartwarming film that is sure to appeal to fans of Miyazaki’s work and anime in general.

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REVIEW: English Dub Trailer for Hayao Miyazaki's "The Boy and the Heron"
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