Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Running Time: 122 minutes
Producer: Yuichiro Saito
Starring: Kaho Nakamura, Takeru Satoh
Suzu, is a 17-year old high school girl, loses her mother at a young age. She loves singing with her mother more than anything else, but as a result of her mother’s death was no longer able to sing.
When Suzu felt that writing music was her only purpose left in life, she then discovers the massive online space known as U, where she takes on her persona, Belle. Suzu quickly realizes that when she is inside U as her avatar, Belle, she can sing quite naturally. As she continues to showcase her own music in the virtual world, she fast becomes the rising star of U. Nonetheless, that surprise is short-lived. Suddenly, a mysterious dragon-shaped creature appears before her.
Mamoru Hosoda is a director of animation films. His work titled “Mirai” won Best Animated Independent Feature at the 46th Annie Awards and nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 91 Academy Award.