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Belle, an exciting anime film from an iconic anime studio and director, heads to theaters next year, and it is an exciting and emotional story that anime fans wont want to miss!
“Suzu is a shy, everyday high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters “U”, a massive virtual world, she escapes into her online persona as Belle, a gorgeous and globally-beloved singer. One day, her concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature chased by vigilantes. As their hunt escalates, Suzu embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of this mysterious “beast” and to discover her true self in a world where you can be anyone.”via GKIDS
Belle comes from Academy Award-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda and animated Studio Chizu, the creators of amazing anime titles, including Summer Wars, Wolf Children, Mirai, and more! Belle is described as a fantastical and imaginative story about growing up in the age of social media.
The film premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival on July 15, 2021, where it received a 14-minute standing ovation. It premiered in Japan the next day.
GKIDS is set to release Belle in the United States on January 14, 2022. You can see which theaters near you will be showing the film, as well as purchase tickets, by heading over to the official site.
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