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Discussion-based • Medium intensity
Hosoda Mamoru is an anime director whose films are known for their exploration of family, virtual worlds, and the relationships between wildness and domesticity. In this module, we will watch several of Hosoda's films as per the proposed outline below and we will discuss their themes, history, and literary background.

Session 1: Biography, influences, contexts, and early works
Session 2: The Girl Who Leapt through Time
Session 3: Wolf Children
Session 4: Wolf Children, continued
Session 5: The Boy and the Beast
Session 6: Mirai
Session 7: Belle
Session 8: Belle continued

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Students should have access to the five films. Three of them are available with a Crunchyroll subscription; the other two can be rented online for about $5 each.
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