17-year-old run-away Yui and 8-year-old Hiyori, who lost her family and her voice, have no place to go when they run into Kiwa, a strange old lady. She offers them a place to stay, in a slightly banged-up old house overlooking the sea, a Mayoiga. Despite joining Kiwa on a whim, the two girls find comfort in the Mayoiga, a legendary house said to look after lost travelers, and the warm hospitality of Kiwa. Both girls’ damaged hearts begin to heal little by little as time passes. Until one day, a variety of strange beings which Kiwa calls “Fushigitto” begin popping up around the house...
Ten years after the Great East Japan Earthquake in Tohoku, as a result of which many people lost their lives and homes, KAWATSURA Shinya directs this brand-new animation feature adapted from KASHIWABA Sachiko’s novel, paying tribute to the area and its people. This is a heart-warming story of new beginnings and childhood wonder.
Contains the film on Blu-ray, featuring Japanese and English audio with English subtitles.
Bonus features on the Blu-ray disc consist of:
Director Shinya Kawatsura Special Q&A – Annecy Festival
Yui And Kiwa's Secret Recipes
Packaging and Physical Contents:
Comes packed in a rigid case with an Amaray case to hold the Blu-ray disc.
Includes a 24-page booklet filled with character art, interviews, and background information on the locations, history and folklore which inspires the film