Our home others live before the internet? “In the past, there was only one thing,” said Mamoru Hosoda. His new film, Belle, and how the internet has brought the potential to a number of people, in a number of countries. Released Friday in the US, Belle following Suzu Naito as he struggles with a fictitious reputation as a U. Online international expert, Hosoda states, “people can explore other possibilities. They can be selfish and live freely.” Which, when it comes to Belle, is what Suzu does.
In the digital city of U, Suzu is amazed by her appearance as Belle, a shining lamp, with pink hair. U technology creates avatars based on user experience. In Suzu, who stopped singing after the death of his mother, U sees the potential for greatness. It is a fascinating thought — that an intricate world created by mysterious sages can turn an ordinary girl into an idol. And it just works for a reason Belle it is more concerned with psychological truths than technical.
Hosoda, who also directed Mirai, Ana a Wolf, and Summer Wars, has taken the internet as the subject of his anime movies since 2002 Digiman: Video. Its sensitivity and the appearance of the place that some of us are exposed fits well with one of the more modern anime genres: isekai. The most spectacular in 2012 Sword Art online, isekai describes the transformation of the characters and rebirth in other countries, especially those that manifest themselves. “When I look at other leaders who are struggling with the topic of the internet, it becomes difficult, like dystopia,” says Hosoda. “But I always look at the internet as something for young people to explore and create new countries. And so far, I have the internet. So it has always been inspiring.”
Looking Belle, it is easy to mingle with such a hope. It is spectacular, with rural areas and a digital megalopolis filled with spectacular pixels. Sometimes, Hosada’s film is hard to watch. Belle’s diva’s first public appearance boarding a large flying fish, there are confetti filling the air. In her first concert, she looks like the neck of a tall glass lamp, which explodes into a glistening underwater star. In several episodes in the video, Hosoda magicks start-ups on high-resolution images that show how they are affected – such as a gossip war in a very difficult game. Hosoda manages these major events, setting them up for a fun, exciting time from the rural life of Suzu.
Basically, BelleThe most exciting moments take place in the world of analogy (plus perhaps the best form of love acceptance in anime, always). Suzu’s round trip to and from school, across the same bridge by train, is when we learn more about who is alone, not in the U. That’s when we first heard his heavy voice singing, seeing him pine on his childhood friend. Much about the growth of its global presence is feeling the breakup of its growth IRL. Suzu separates itself from family, community, possible friends, and romantic tastes until everyone is gathered together through Belle, a Suzu metaphor that everyone already loves – not a diva, a country girl who loves to sing.
In contrast, Suzu in the U immediately feels completely comforted by his new role as an international census. They sing, dance, exchange clothes with courtesy of Ariana Grande. And he thinks he’s ready for himself to bring out the “Beast,” another player he considers to be ungodly. Where in the world is this brave new Suzu?
The collision between the IRL and the U, each with different schemes and romantic tastes, Belle they are like two or three different movies. Of them, his part of the world is very weak. Stretching to combine multiple themes with places and objects, Belle he just looks up at his ideas of pushing envelopes — especially his message about compassionate ability and social networking.
Hosoda tells WIRED that he “did not have a real country that I took from the U.” In fact, a London architect, not a sportsman, helped to design it. U is unlimited, with no clear purpose, design principles or topology. It is unlimited, with self-made police officers who somehow acquired the skills to create avatars of their own free will. And even though we know that users get the U using the earbud technology that goes into the “brain part that controls vision,” according to Hosada, it’s impossible to understand the whole film as the characters enter and exit the U, and how they go. Apo.