The Boy and the Heron

The Boy and the Heron (2023)

Where death comes to an end, life finds a new beginning.

  • Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
  • Release Date: 2023-07-14
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 992 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 4min
  • Language: 日本語
  • Production Company: Studio Ghibli
  • Production Country: Japan
  • Director: Hayao Miyazaki
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From 992 Ratings


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."

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  • Soma Santoki

    as Mahito Maki (voice)
  • Masaki Suda

    as Gray Heron (voice)
  • Ko Shibasaki

    as Kiriko (voice)
  • Aimyon

    as Lady Himi (voice)
  • Yoshino Kimura

    as Natsuko (voice)
  • Takuya Kimura

    as Shoichi Maki (voice)
  • Keiko Takeshita

    as Izumi (voice)
  • Jun Fubuki

    as Utako (voice)
  • Sawako Agawa

    as Eriko (voice)
  • Karen Takizawa

    as Warawara (voice)
  • Shinobu Otake

    as Aiko (voice)
  • Jun Kunimura

    as The Parakeet King (voice)
  • Kaoru Kobayashi

    as Noble Pelican (voice)
Directing Hayao Miyazaki Director
Writing Hayao Miyazaki Writer
Writing Hayao Miyazaki Original Story
Art Hayao Miyazaki Storyboard Artist
Sound Joe Hisaishi Original Music Composer
Production Toshio Suzuki Producer
Camera Atsushi Okui Director of Photography
Editing Takeshi Seyama Editor
Art Yoji Takeshige Art Direction
Visual Effects Takeshi Inamura Key Animation
Production Goro Miyazaki Executive Producer
Art Noboru Yoshida Art Direction
Art Noboru Yoshida Background Designer
Visual Effects Masashi Ando Key Animation
Production Koji Hoshino Executive Producer
Sound Mika Yamaguchi Foley Artist
Visual Effects Katsuya Kondo Key Animation
Visual Effects Atsuko Fukushima Key Animation
Sound Koji Kasamatsu Sound Director
Sound Koji Kasamatsu Sound Mixer
Directing Kazuyoshi Katayama Assistant Director
Visual Effects Hiromasa Yonebayashi Key Animation
Art Kazuo Oga Background Designer
Editing Rie Matsubara Editor
Visual Effects Yoshimi Itazu Key Animation
Visual Effects Akihiko Yamashita Key Animation
Visual Effects Yoshimichi Kameda Key Animation
Visual Effects Susumu Mitsunaka Key Animation
Art Kosuke Hayashi Background Designer
Production Yoshiaki Nishimura Co-Producer
Visual Effects Hideki Hamasu Key Animation
Visual Effects Takeshi Honda Animation Director
Visual Effects Takeshi Honda Character Designer
Visual Effects Megumi Kagawa Key Animation
Visual Effects Kitarou Kousaka Key Animation
Visual Effects Kiyotaka Oshiyama Key Animation
Visual Effects Shinji Otsuka Key Animation
Visual Effects Michiyo Suzuki Key Animation
Visual Effects Hiroomi Yamakawa Key Animation
Visual Effects Eiji Yamamori Key Animation
Visual Effects Shinya Ohira Key Animation
Visual Effects Atsuko Tanaka Key Animation
Visual Effects Atsuko Otani Key Animation
Visual Effects Toshiyuki Inoue Key Animation
Art Yoichi Nishikawa Background Designer
Visual Effects Ei Inoue Key Animation
Visual Effects Ai Takashi Key Animation
Visual Effects Takayuki Hamada Key Animation
Art Yumi Ishii Background Designer
Visual Effects Junji Yabuta Compositing Artist
Visual Effects Fumiko Numahata Color Designer
Visual Effects Yuuga Tokuno Key Animation
Sound Kenshi Yonezu Theme Song Performance
Directing Shintarou Nakazawa Second Unit First Assistant Director
Editing Akane Shiraishi Editor
Art Yui Onodera Background Designer
Art Ayahi Shimomura Background Designer
Art Saki Kurobe Background Designer
Production Kiyofumi Nakajima Executive Producer
Visual Effects Yumi Handa Key Animation
Visual Effects Kanako Takayanagi Color Designer
Art Minori Takayama Background Designer
Art Ai Omori Background Designer
Art Nanako Yagi Background Designer
Directing Chihiro Okada Second Unit First Assistant Director