May 27, 2022
In less than three weeks, Mamoru Hosoda's current anime film BELLE will hit local cinemas. To shorten the waiting time, KSM Anime released the first German trailer today, which also includes excerpts from the songs sung by Lara Trautmann (see below).
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. For details on BELLE 's home video release, see this article .
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 contributed 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.
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 only been 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.