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The Boy and the Heron

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


1476 votes
Release14 Jul, 2023
Runtime124 min
Budget $50,000,000.00
Revenue $294,200,000.00
  • Animation
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy


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."


Official Clip - Flight of the Warawara

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Official Trailer 2

Joe Hisaishi Conducts "The Last Smile"

Toshio Suzuki on Hayao Miyazaki & the Future of Animation [Subtitled]

'The Boy and the Heron' | Scene at The Academy

Joe Hisaishi on the Piano

Hayao Miyazaki's THE BOY AND THE HERON is a Staggering Work of Imagination | TIFF 2023

The Final Teaser

Kenshi Yonezu & Masaki Suda on working with Hayao Miyazaki [Subtitled]

Official English Trailer

Guillermo del Toro on Hayao Miyazaki's The Boy and the Heron

Official Teaser Trailer [Subtitled]



  • Soma Santoki

    Soma Santoki

    Mahito Maki (voice)
  • Masaki Suda

    Masaki Suda

    Gray Heron (voice)
  • Ko Shibasaki

    Ko Shibasaki

    Kiriko (voice)
  • Aimyon


    Lady Himi (voice)
  • Yoshino Kimura

    Yoshino Kimura

    Natsuko (voice)
  • Takuya Kimura

    Takuya Kimura

    Shoichi Maki (voice)
  • Keiko Takeshita

    Keiko Takeshita

    Izumi (voice)
  • Jun Fubuki

    Jun Fubuki

    Utako (voice)
  • Sawako Agawa

    Sawako Agawa

    Eriko (voice)
  • Karen Takizawa

    Karen Takizawa

    Warawara (voice)
  • Shinobu Ôtake

    Shinobu Ôtake

    Aiko (voice)
  • Jun Kunimura

    Jun Kunimura

    The Parakeet King (voice)
  • Kaoru Kobayashi

    Kaoru Kobayashi

    Noble Pelican (voice)
  • Shōhei Hino

    Shōhei Hino

    Granduncle (voice)