The Boy and the Heron

Where death comes to an end, life finds a new beginning.

While the Second World War rages, the teenage Mahito, haunted by his mother's tragic death, is relocated from Tokyo to the serene rural home of his new stepmother Natsuko, a woman who bears a striking resemblance to the boy's mother. As he tries to adjust, this strange new world grows even stranger following the appearance of a persistent gray heron, who perplexes and bedevils Mahito, dubbing him the "long-awaited one."

Cast

Soma Santoki

Soma Santoki

Mahito Maki (voice)

Masaki Suda

Masaki Suda

Gray Heron (voice)

Ko Shibasaki

Ko Shibasaki

Kiriko (voice)

Aimyon

Aimyon

Lady Himi (voice)

Yoshino Kimura

Yoshino Kimura

Natsuko (voice)

Takuya Kimura

Takuya Kimura

Shoichi Maki (voice)

Keiko Takeshita

Keiko Takeshita

Izumi (voice)

Jun Fubuki

Jun Fubuki

Utako (voice)

Sawako Agawa

Sawako Agawa

Eriko (voice)

Karen Takizawa

Karen Takizawa

Warawara (voice)

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