Mamoru Hosoda is probably one of my favorite anime directors of all time. I know a lot of people tend to favor Miyazaki as there favorite director but him you kind of always knew what to expect, a small female child coming of age story and maybe a couple flying scenes thrown in there as well and it’s a Studio Ghibli movie.
With Hosoda and his animation studio, Studio Chizo you really don’t what to expect from his projects. Sure he seems still have some hang-ups with copying ideas from his first and probably most popular work on Digimon. In this movie, we see the return of magical portals and a brother-sister relationship that almost mirrors the one between the two main protagonists in Digimon Adventure 1999 short.