Wild Bunch has acquired French rights to Mamoru Hosoda’s Directors’ Fortnight-bound animation Mirai and will release later this year. The team behind the movie has also released a first-look image of the project. Animation maestro Hosoda (The Boy And The Beast) will be the first Japanese animation director to present a world premiere on the Croisette. Mirai charts the story of a four-year-old boy who feels his place in his parent’s affections threatened by the arrival of a baby sister until she reveals herself to be a girl from the future. Hosoda’s studio Studio Chizu produces while Toho will release in Japan this July. Charades handles sales and has already sold the title to the U.S. (GKids), Spain (A Contracorriente), the U.K./Ireland (Anime Limited), Italy (Dynit), Canada (MK2 Mile End), Germany (AV Visionen), Latin America (KEM), Turkey (Filma), Benelux (Cineart), CIS (Exponenta), Hungary (Mozinet), Ex-Yugoslavia (Radar), the Middle East (Selim Ramia and Co) and Australia/New Zealand (Madman). Pic will be titled Mirai, Ma Petite Soeur in France.