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Exclusive Trailer: "Belle"


Belle isn't trying to be anything more than what it intends. An animated film that sees the titular character learn to accept herself despite a virtual game that offers her all the things reality doesn't. Directed by Mamoru Hosoda, whose last film Mirai (2018) was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 91st Academy Awards, the synopsis is as follows:

“Belle” follows Suzu, a 17-year-old high school student living in a rural village with her father. For years she has only been a shadow of herself. One day, she enters “U,” a virtual world of 5 billion members on the Internet. There, she is not Suzu anymore but Belle, a world-famous singer. She soon meets with a mysterious creature. Together, they embark on a journey of adventures, challenges, and love, in their quest of becoming who they truly are.

The film is set to be released in Japan on July 16th with releases in the US and other countries to come soon after that. For now, check out the official trailer for the film (via The Playlist) which, despite it being in Japanese, comes with English subtitles so anyone can understand the story that will be told:

Stay tuned!

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