English: The Boy and the Beast
Synonyms: Child of a Beast
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 11, 2015
Producers: Dentsu, Yomiuri Telecasting, Kadokawa Shoten, Toho, Nippon Television Network, Arquebuse
Studios: Studio Chizu
Genres: Adventure, Supernatural
Duration: 1 hr. 59 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Score: 8.311 (scored by 177,359 users) Ranked: #2152
Two souls, living very different lives, wander alone and isolated in their own worlds. For nine-year-old Ren, the last person to be kind to him was killed and he was shunned by what was left of his family. With no parents, no real family, and nowhere to go, Ren hides in the confusing streets and alleys of Shibuya. Through twisting alleyways, Ren stumbles upon the fearsome Kumatetsu, who leads him to the beastly world of Shibuten.
For Kumatetsu, the boy represents an opportunity for him to become a candidate to replace the Lord of the kingdom after he retires. While nearly invincible in combat, Kumatetsu's cold personality left him with no disciples to teach him and no way to prove he was worthy to be God's successor.
Although the two share different goals, they agree to help each other to achieve it. Kumatetsu seeks recognition; Ren, now known as Kyuuta, searches for the home he never had. As the years go by, it becomes clear that the two are helping each other in more ways than they initially thought. Perhaps there was always less of a difference between them, a boy and a beast, than either of them ever realised.
So, I have never cried from anime or any movie. I did however, cry when watching Bakemono no Ko (about 4 times). (Update: Idk why I teared up so much tbh, could just be a sign of my maturity)
Story: 8 I really didn't think the story was that great, but it was good enough to be a successful movie. The growth of the characters was probably the best I have seen in an animated movie; you feel happy when the characters are happy.