The New Hayao Miyazaki Film Has Its First Teaser, Sorta

This image reveals more than the first teaser for The Boy and the Heron.

This image reveals more than the first teaser for The Boy and the Heron.

Few filmmakers could ever, or would ever, release their new film without any promotion. But few filmmakers are Hayao Miyazaki who released his latest film, The Boy and the Heron, in Japan this summer without so much as a still image, let alone a trailer. It’s coming to theaters in the U.S. later this year and now a teaser is here. But it’s not a traditional teaser.

This teaser has no footage. And is, in fact, a tease at what we can only assume will be an actual trailer timed to the film’s North American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival next week. But you do hear a bit about it and learn more about the story too. It’s kind of the perfect trailer for people who hate trailers.

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Written and directed by the Studio Ghibli co-founder behind films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and more, The Boy and the Heron (which is its U.S. title) debuts September 6 in Toronto, followed by a wider release before the end of the year. A date has yet to be announced.

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