Belle (竜とそばかすの姫)

Belle is the story of Suzu, a high school student living in a rural village of Shikoku that becomes a popular idol in the virtual world of “U”.
In this film where different animation styles coexist, the real world is depicted using 2D aninmation while the virtual world is shown through stylized 3D.
Directed by Mamoru Hosoda, it  premiered on July 2021 in Japan and was received with good reviews in Cannes.

Our team worked on a few sequences of the virtual world, including Justin’s fire column – achieved using a VDB setup in Houdini.