Four films from acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda just landed on VRV courtesy of our friends at Funimation! Known for his accessible and emotional storytelling and keen eye for visuals, Hosoda’s movies are a surefire hit for both superfine and newcomers to anime alike!

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

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It was a typical day for high schooler Makoto Konno when her bicycle brakes give out sending her on a collision course with a train! But then the strangest thing happens—she leaps backwards in time. After unlocking her new ability, Makoto does what any teenager would do. She re-takes tests, corrects embarrassing situations, and sleeps in as late as she wants, never thinking that her carefree time traveling could have a negative effect on the people she cares about. By the time she realizes the damage she’s done, she only has a few leaps left to make things right.

Summer Wars

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Kenji spends most of his time hanging out in the all-powerful, online community known as OZ. His second life is the only life he has – until and encounter with the girl of his dreams, Natsuki, leads to the virtual adventure of a lifetime!

Wolf Children

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Wolf Children is the story of Hana, a woman who falls in love with a Wolf Man and gives birth to his half-human, half-wolf children. After her lover’s tragic death, Hana moves to a rural town and attempts to build a life for her children.

The Boy and the Beast

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When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice.