First details about the home video release of »BELLE« known
May 5, 2022
In less than a month, Mamoru Hosoda's anime film BELLE will be released in German cinemas. Meanwhile, KSM Anime also revealed details about the home video release of the musical fantasy anime.
Those who missed BELLE in the cinema don't have to wait too long for the disc release. The approximately two-hour anime film with German and Japanese voice output is expected to be released on DVD and Blu-ray as an HD Keep Case on August 25, 2022. Whether and which extras are included is not yet known.
In addition, a Steelbook Edition limited to 3,000 copies is available exclusively from the online retailer Amazon, which includes a 4K UHD Blu-ray in addition to the Blu-ray disc and is also available from August 25, 2022. A pre-order is not yet possible.
BELLE celebrates its premiere on June 9, 2022 in around 300 participating cinemas in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland. The anime film will be shown both in the original Japanese version with German subtitles and with German dubbing. A cinema list with all participating cinemas can be found on the Koch Films website , which was specially set up for the German cinema release.
Director Mamoru Hosoda, who also wrote the screenplay for BELLE , is known for films such as Ame & Yuki – The Wolf Children , The Girl Who Leapt Through Time or Summer Wars . BELLE was created at Studio Chizu, while Jin Kim was in charge of character design, which was animated by Hiroyuki Aoyama. The music was composed by Taisei Iwasaki.
BELLE celebrated its official world premiere on July 15, 2021 as part of the Cannes Film Festival. In Japan, the anime film was released in cinemas on July 16, 2021 and grossed over 6.53 billion yen (~ EUR 48.9 million). In addition, BELLE received an award in the Outstanding Achievement in Music category at the 45th Japanese Academy Awards.
German Trailer #1:
German voice cast:
|Suzu/Belle||Lara Trautmann (LaraLoft)|
|The beast||Patrick Baehr|
This is what BELLE is about:
17-year-old Suzu lives with her father in a rural town in Kochi Prefecture. When she was little, Suzu's mother died in an accident. She never got over this loss and for years she has been just a shadow of herself. One day she ends up in »U«, a virtual world in »Another Reality« with five billion users. There she is no longer Suzu but Belle, a world famous singer. In this virtual world, Belle encounters a mysterious dragon-like creature who is feared in »U«. Together they embark on a journey to find their true self.