A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future.


Mamoru Hosoda


Mamoru Hosoda
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Credited cast:
Rebecca Hall ... Mother (voice)
Daniel Dae Kim ... Great-Grandfather (Young Man) (voice)
John Cho ... Father (voice)
Crispin Freeman ... Yukko (voice)
Stephanie Sheh ... Great-Grandmother / Additional Voices (voice)
Victoria Grace ... Mirai (voice)
Erin Fitzgerald ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kôji Yakusho ... Jiiji (voice)
Erica Schroeder ... Additional Voices (voice)
Victor Brandt Victor Brandt ... Grandfather (voice)
Michael Sinterniklaas ... Additional Voices (voice)
Masaharu Fukuyama ... Seinen (voice)
Kumiko Asô ... Okâsan (voice)
Yoshiko Miyazaki ... Bâba (voice)
Kaede Hondo ... Mirai-Chan (Baby) (voice)


The movie follows a 4-year old boy who is struggling to cope with the arrival of a little sister in the family, until things turn magical. A mysterious garden in the backyard of the boy's home becomes a gateway allowing the child to travel back in time and encounter his mother as a little girl and his great-grandfather as a young man. These fantasy-filled adventures allow the child to change his perspective and help him become the big brother he was meant to be. Written by Variety

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...a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements including some scary images | See all certifications »

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Makoto Tanijiri, who is an architect by trade, was brought onto the film specifically to design the family's home. See more »


Kun (High Schooler): [off-screen] That's just awful. Yep, a complete wreck. I'm talking about your attitude. Boy, does it stink.
Kun: [looks inside train station, sees a high schooler sitting inside] Hello?
Kun (High Schooler): You're supposed to go camping, am I right? Catch bugs, watch fireworks, all that stuff. And you guys will be staying at your grandparents' place. It's the summer you've all been looking forward to. Think of all the happy memories you could be making together. But instead you don't wanna go. Why is that?
Kun: Uh... how do you ...
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Mirai no têma
(Mirai's Theme)
Written by Tatsurô Yamashita
Performed by Tatsurô Yamashita
Produced by Tatsurô Yamashita
© 2018 by Nippon Television Music Corporation & Smile Publishers Inc.
(P) 2018 Tenderberry & Harvest Inc. Under Exclusive License to Warner Music Japan Inc., A Warner Music Group Company.
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Some great visuals and lessons, a touching ending, held back by the lead
4 May 2019 | by alonewesignupSee all my reviews

Mirai no Mirai is essentially a story about how family shapes us, even family we're too young to remember meeting or family we have yet to meet. Through our actions, the actions of our ancestors, our present and futures are formed. Dream-like visuals that capture the imagination and mind of a child ensure the movie's entertainment. However, every time the main character opens his mouth you just want him to shut up. They seemingly went out of their way to find the voice actor who could whine in the most annoying, grating-to-the-ears way, and then filled half of the movie's runtime with those scenes.

If you are miraculously unperturbed by this child, you might find this movie to be pure joy. I wish they'd just made him too young to speak at all.

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Release Date:

20 July 2018 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Mirai See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,325, 2 December 2018

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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