With promises of what we desire set to a catchy beat, BELLE’s opening scene is one that just grabs you by the soul and pulls you in. Coming from the minds that gave us The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Summer Wars, no one can doubt that this is going to be one of the best films of this decade and one of those anime films that everyone needs to see.
Belle, AKA Ryū to Sobakasu no Hime, literally “The Dragon and The Freckled Princess”) is a 2021 Japanese animated science fantasy film written and directed by Mamoru Hosoda and produced by Studio Chizu. It is apparently a modern take on Beauty and The Beast, mixed with gorgeous visuals and a sharp take at our online lives. Belle is going to be the perfect mix of deep thought and stunning art.