The Boy and the Heron is all set to be not only the latest anime film hit from Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, as well as Miyazaki’s final anime film. Don’t believe me? All you have to do is look up the anime film’s critical reception in its home nation of Japan. With 98% of 91 critics giving it a positive review on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s clear that this will be another Castle in the Sky or Princess Mononoke. GKIDS has to be well aware of that. Why else would they tell us that we can now finally buy tickets for this mysterious anime film of Miyazaki’s?

The Boy and the Heron: Ticket Details

Soon, we’ll finally get to see what all this will be about.

GKIDS is proud to announce that tickets for The Boy and the Heron are now finally available for purchase. Thus, you can now be ready for this anime film’s eventual nationwide theatrical debut on December 8, 2023. However, this theatrical debut can be even earlier for you depending on which screening you attend. Special preview engagements will take place in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles beginning on November 22, 2023. IMAX Exclusive Early Access screenings will take place a bit later on December 4, 2023. Finally, additional Early Access Fan Events will also screen this Hayao Miyazaki masterpiece on December 6, 2023 in other premium large formats. In fact, this will be the first Studio Ghibli film period to get an IMAX premium format release, so that’s extra incentive to catch it in theaters.

You can purchase tickets to all of these The Boy and the Heron screenings from the anime film’s official website.

Bonus: Synopsis

You can definitely tell that this anime film will be as mysterious as the trailers make it out to be.

Want an idea of what The Boy and the Heron will be about? Well, don’t worry. GKIDS has us covered there with an official synopsis. You can check it out below:

A young boy named Mahito yearning for his mother ventures into a world shared by the living and the dead. There, death comes to an end, and life finds a new beginning.

A semi-autobiographical fantasy about life, death, and creation, in tribute to friendship, from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki.