The Boy and the Heron (formerly How Do You Live?) is turning out to be one of the best, if not the best, anime films Studio Ghibli has ever made. It’s no wonder too. The legendary Hayao Miyazaki himself directed and wrote for this latest Studio Ghibli anime film, after all. Not only that, but this is the first anime film he has directed in a decade. The last anime film he worked on for Studio Ghibli was The Wind Rises back in 2013, and his previous works included Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), Castle in the Sky (1986), and Spirited Away (2001).

With that kind of filmography, it’s really no wonder why The Boy and the Heron became such a huge hit. Thus, you can now understand just why this latest Studio Ghibli anime film is getting a return to US theaters. Don’t believe me? Then why not watch the official YouTube trailer from GKIDS below, and see for yourself if you want to catch this Studio Ghibli anime film in theaters? That is, if you missed it the first time around.

The Boy and the Heron Returns to Theaters Nationwide: Details

The fact that the thumb points out this anime film is an Academy Award winner should clue you in on how good it is.

GKIDS is proud to announce that they are bringing The Boy and the Heron back to the US for a second theatrical screening. All to celebrate this Studio Ghibli anime film’s winning the Academy Award win for Best Animated Feature. This re-screening will take place on March 22, 2024. Said screenings will be in the original Japanese audio with English subtitles, and English dub. The latter will feature the voices of Christian Bale, Dave Bautista, Gemma Chan, Willem Dafoe, Karen Fukuhara, Mark Hamill, Robert Pattinson, and Florence Pugh. You can purchase tickets for this re-screening directly from GKIDS.

That’s not all though. To sweeten the deal, this re-screening of The Boy and the Heron will also include exclusive bonus content. Said content includes “an introduction from the film’s composer Joe Hisaishi, who received a Golden Globe nod for his work on the film“, and “a recorded drawing session with supervising animator Takeshi Honda, who was honored at this year’s Annie Awards with a win for Best Character Animation“. If behind-the-scenes content is your thing, then this is the re-screening for you.

The Boy and the Heron theatrical re-screening poster.
GKIDS even has a new poster for this re-screenging.

Tune back into THS to find out more about The Boy and the Heron and other Studio Ghibli anime films when we do.