Fresh on the heels of the release of Shinkai Makoto’s Hoshi o Ou Kodomo on BD/DVD, word comes that the other “Next Miyazaki”, Hosoda Mamoru, has a new film coming in July. I hate that next Miyazaki nonsense and I don’t see the need for such comparisons, but in truth I’ve always felt that of the two, Hosoda-sensei was much closer in style and substance to Miyazaki. The film will be titled Okami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki, and it looks to be on the wistful side and fantasy-driven. Once again Hosoda will be teaming with the legendary Sadamoto Yoshiyuki and much of his team from Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Needless to say, this immediately becomes the most anticipated anime of 2012.