With Mamoru Hosoda’s latest film set to hit US theaters this Friday, Studio Chizu and the movie distributor have shared a new trailer for . The more than three minute clip shows the opening scene of the film as a whole, introducing us to U, Belle’s virtual world. The trailer is mostly a showcase of Studio Chizu’s virtuoso animated work, but we also have to listen to an equally wonderful English cover and learn more about the setting.
Metaverse has been a hot topic lately, thanks in large part to the work Meta has done to advance the idea to the next big development on the Internet, but Beauty Director Mamoru Hosoda has been thinking for a long time about what virtual worlds can mean for our interpersonal relationships. In 2009 he directed Summer Wars. This film imagines a world where everything is connected through a separate digital sphere. More than a decade ago, the idea seemed strange. Now he feels precautionary.
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