The Boy and the Heron

director: Hayao Miyazaki

While the Second World War rages, the teenage Mahito, haunted by his mother's tragic death, is relocated from Tokyo to the serene rural home of his new stepmother Natsuko, a woman who bears a striking resemblance to the boy's mother. As he tries to adjust, this strange new world grows even stranger following the appearance of a persistent gray heron, who perplexes and bedevils Mahito, dubbing him the "long-awaited one."

Cast & crew

Soma Santoki

as Mahito Maki (voice)

Masaki Suda

as Gray Heron (voice)

Ko Shibasaki

as Kiriko (voice)


as Lady Himi (voice)

Yoshino Kimura

as Natsuko (voice)

Takuya Kimura

as Shoichi Maki (voice)


Release date

Tue, Dec 23, 2023

2h 4m
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