BELLE by Mamoru Hosoda​

"BELLE" (full name "Belle: Ryu to Sobakasu no Hime" / "竜とそばかすの姫​") is a upcoming animation film directed by Mamoru Hosoda​ (produced by Studio Chizu: /​), with a scheduled "July 2021" release in Japan, and we have poster(s) and trailer(s) to share!

BELLE by Mamoru Hosoda​ English Poster

The following synopsis was featured on

"Our protagonist, Suzu, is a 17-year old high school girl, who lives in the countryside of Kochi Prefecture with her father, after losing 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.

It wasn't long before she and her father grew more and more distant from each other, and Suzu closed her heart to the rest of the world.

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.

Another me. Another reality. We are no longer limited to a single world.

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..."

I am a HUGE fan of the director, so I cannot wait - since his "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" (2006) to "Summer Wars" (2009), to "Wolf Children" (2012), "The Boy and the Beast" (2015), and the more recent "Mirai" (2018) = all visual styles seen in the trailer here!

Also check out my POPCORNX-post for Japanese trailer, spots and posters too...!