A still from Belle, the latest feature from Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda, who is eyed by many as the natural successor to Hayao Miyazaki as “Japan’s greatest living animator”.
A still from Belle, the latest feature from Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda, who is eyed by many as the natural successor to Hayao Miyazaki as “Japan’s greatest living animator”.

They say he’s Hayao Miyazaki’s heir: Mamoru Hosoda, Japanese animation director’s six best movies ranked, from new release Belle to Summer Wars

  • Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda is eyed by many as the natural inheritor of Hayao Miyazaki’s unofficial crown as ‘Japan’s greatest living animator’
  • From the beautifully chaotic Summer Wars to Mirai – which earned an Oscar nomination for best animated feature – we rank six of his best films

A still from Belle, the latest feature from Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda, who is eyed by many as the natural successor to Hayao Miyazaki as “Japan’s greatest living animator”.
A still from Belle, the latest feature from Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda, who is eyed by many as the natural successor to Hayao Miyazaki as “Japan’s greatest living animator”.
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