The Boy and The Heron

Each person's experience of grief can make a different emotions and is very difficult to describe in words.

Mahito, the main character in this film, is depicted as experiencing deep sorrow after losing his mother. Starting a new life with his father and moving into the house of his stepmother who will soon give him a younger sibling quite the opposite makes him experience various strange moments.

The talking heron, the appearance of many frogs and the illustration of the “baby to be” are expressed in a unique way.

Mahito's journey to "another world" is also given various neat animations like other Studio Ghibli films.

Compared to several Studio Ghibli films that I have watched; Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl's Moving Castle, and Kiki's Delivery Service, this Studio Ghibli film gives a different impression.

Whether you have watched a Studio Ghibli film or not, I highly recommend watching The Boy and the Heron especially because of its unquestionable animation.


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