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An Animation Movie “Mirai” 8/26/19

August 26, 2019

4-year-old boy, named Kun, feels forgotten by his parents when his little sister Mirai (It means “future” in Japanese) arrives. Kun-chan (Little Kun) thought his little sister is stealing all of attention from his family. He feels neglected. His world is different.. Mirai is cute and everybody pays attention to her. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household (he works at home as an architect), Kun-chan becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai at every moment.  Even the family dog, Yukko, feels neglected. One day he storms off into their magical garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future — including his sister Mirai, as a teenager. Together, Kun-chan and a teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family’s incredible stories. A magical garden serves as a time-traveler. For instance Kun-chan meets with his mother as a child. Through those adventures Kun-chan will grow up and opens a new perspective on his world.

It is a beautiful and imaginative animation movie. Surely you will enjoy it too. As a Japanese pianist I often use a song from Japanese animation movies for my encore at the concerts and the audience always give me a wonderful feedback. I am sure you will cry during this movie. I watched “Mirai” on one of flights this summer, and I cried too.