Mamoru Hosoda 細田 守 Hosoda Mamoru, was born September 19, 1967 is a Japanese film director and animator.
Often revered as a talent to rival the output of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, Mamoru Hosoda is one of the most exciting animation directors working today. His 2006 debut, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time won praise from the anime community, and picked up the prestigious ‘Animation of the Year’ award at the Japan Academy Prize, amongst numerous other international awards.
With both 2009’s Summer Wars and 2012’s Wolf Children Mamoru Hosoda has cemented his reputation amongst both cinephiles and anime fans alike as a creator of unique, authentic and beautiful works. Both films have also further earned a slew of ‘Animation of the Year/Best Animated Feature’ awards, including dual Japanese Academy Prize awards and Sitges – Catalonion International Film Festival prizes.
Hosoda also studied oil painting at the Kanazawa College of Art.
Joined by his long-time collaborator, Yuchiro Saito, animation producer and co-founder of Studio Chizu with Mamoru Hosoda – the studio responsible for Wolf Children – Hosoda-san will be coming to Australia in mid-April, appearing at very special event screening and Q&A sessions for Wolf Children in Sydney (Dendy Newtown, April 15) and Melbourne (Cinema Nova, April 17). Tickets are on sale now and strictly limited.
Hosoda San and Saito San will also be appearing at Supanova Pop Culture Expo on the Gold Coast on April 20th, a one-off screening of Wolf Children will follow in the evening at BCC Pacific Fair as a part of the Gold Coast Film Festival program.
Hosoda San and Saito San will be appearing on the Madman Cosplay Theatre stage at 2.45 pm on the Saturday of the Gold Coast Expo exclusively.