The Boy and the Heron

The Boy and the Heron

By Hayao Miyazaki

  • Genre: Anime
  • Release Date: 2023-12-08
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 36min
  • Director: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Production Company: Studio Ghibli
  • Production Country: Japan
From 1,173 Ratings


In this Academy Award-winning film from Studio Ghibli and legendary director Hayao Miyazaki, young Mahito accompanies a mysterious heron into a fantastical world shared by the living and the dead to search for his missing stepmother.




  • The crazy place

    By Ok frfnn b bd
    10 out of 10
  • A mix of elements from previous Ghibli films in a new masterpiece

    By RyansPhone
    Will definitely remind you of Hayao’s previous work at times but it has probably one of the most mature story/meaning to one of his films making it more divisive and less rewatchable to some others who have seen it. To me the entire film, whether it’s the animation (which is the best work he has ever done even for his standards), score, performances, message, you name it is absolutely perfect.
  • The Boy and the Heron

    By Lurde
    Great movie, I will not pre-order until I am sure is in the original language.
  • Incredible

    By I eat books
    So much depth and human warmth. The magic of this studios vision cannot be overstated. It’s simply another work from the collective minds of some of the greatest artists alive. And FYI, it’s animation so every language is “dubbed”. The English speaking actors do a really good job. And the language Ghibli studios chooses for the scenes are simply an extension of context that creates a minimal effect of all the unspoken story that is unfolding. This movie is the crowning achievement of Miyazakis amazing Studio Ghibli.
  • Perfection

    By Erik Lensherr
    But seriously add the original version. Not a fan of the dubbed version.
  • Inspiring

    By Mia tallmoon
    The methos of southeast asia runs to this Story
  • Heron!

    By Nolan's Favs
    I saw that at movie theater & it’s amazing 🥲 work what Ghibli Studio have done & it was #1 of top 5 movie I heard from the news 📺
  • Where’s the original Japanese version

    By Koreanbella85
    Why English dubbing ? It looks like I’m gonna have to spend my money from Amazon they might have actual original Japanese version