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"BELLE" Roundtable Interview With Director Mamoru Hosoda

"BELLE" Roundtable Interview With Director Mamoru Hosoda

BELLE opens in the US today (which you can read our full review here), and King Baby Duck sits down with its legendary writer & director Mamoru Hosoda. Joined by Honey's Anime, Anime Trending, and Asia Pacific Arts, Hosoda reveals the real-life inspiration behind the heroine Suzu, his way of capturing real emotion in his animations, and how working with Cartoon Saloon helped to evolve the virtual world of U.

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Interview translation assistance by Kana Hotta. Special thanks to GKIDS and 42West PR for setting up this interview!

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