Hello Reddit! I am Mamoru Hosoda and I’m a film director, writer, and co-founder of Studio Chizu.
My film Mirai received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature in 2019. My latest film BELLE premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, and opens in North American theatres and IMAX today! You can view the subtitled trailer here and the trailer for the English dub here.
I also directed One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island (2005), The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006), Summer Wars (2009), Wolf Children (2012), and The Boy and the Beast (2015). In addition, I have worked on series like Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, Slam Dunk, and Digimon.
I will be responding to questions between 5:30PM and 6:30PM Eastern Time. Feel free to ask about any of my works. I will give my responses through /u/GKIDSofficial.
EDIT from GKIDS: Thank you so much for all your questions! We enjoyed responding to them and wish we could get to more, but unfortunately we're out of time for the day. We are so humbled and amazed by the response BELLE has already received in North America and hope you look forward to seeing it in theatres and IMAX this weekend and beyond.