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GKIDS Screens Pompo: The Cinéphile Anime Film in U.S. Theaters in April

GKIDS Screens Pompo: The Cinéphile Anime Film in U.S. Theaters in April


GKIDS Screens Pompo: The Cinéphile Anime Movie in U.S. Theaters in April

GKIDS introduced on Wednesday that it’ll start screening the anime movie of Shogo Sugitani‘s Pompo: The Cinéphile (Eiga Daisuki Pompo-san) manga within the U.S. on April 29 in choose theaters with a particular fan preview screening on April 27-28. The film will display screen in Japanese with English subtitles and an English dub. The corporate streamed a teaser trailer:

Preview screenings will characteristic an introduction from director Takayuki Hirao.

The movie was slated to open in 2020 in Japan, however was delayed to a March 2021 opening on account of “varied circumstances,” after which delayed once more to a June 2021 opening as a result of unfold of the brand new coronavirus illness (COVID-19).

NYICFF describes the movie:

For those who’re studying this, chances are high you want motion pictures. You may really feel proper at house with Pompo, the gifted and gutsy producer whose love of cinema is unflinching and unapologetic. At some point, Pompo turns her uncanny eye for expertise to her movie-loving however apprehensive assistant Gene, choosing him to make his directorial debut together with her newest script. However Gene has his work minimize out for him with a younger starlet in search of her first large break and a legendary, getting older, Brando-like celebrity in entrance of the digicam. It isn’t an motion film, however Pompo’s breakneck tempo mixed with the excessive stakes of inventive success pack in as a lot pleasure as normal superhero fare. Add to {that a} slew of insider film references and numerous winks and nods to the filmmaking course of, this hilarious and heartful dramedy has what it takes to meet even your wildest celluloid goals.

Takayuki Hirao (The Backyard of Sinners film 5, God Eater) directed the movie at CLAP. Shingo Adachi (Sword Artwork On-line, Wagnaria!!) designed the characters. Ryoichiro Matsuo (In This Nook of the World) served as producer. Vocaloid producer Iori Kanzaki composed three vocal songs for the movie. Digital singer Kaf carried out one insert music “Tatoeba” (For Instance), and DUSTCELL vocalist EMA carried out the movie’s different insert music “Hangyakusha no Bokura” (We the Rebels). As well as, Seiko Niizuma carried out the movie’s opening quantity “Dance on Fireplace.” Rookie feminine singer CIEL carried out the movie’s theme music “Mado wo Akete” (Open a Window).

The anime movie premiered in North America at Montreal’s twenty fifth Fantasia Worldwide Movie Competition in August.

Sugitani, who additionally goes by the pen identify Ningen Plamo (“Human Plastic Mannequin”), started posting the manga on the pixiv web site in April 2017. Optimistic word-of-mouth on social networking websites and elsewhere has since led to over 500,000 views of the manga. The manga was nominated for the eleventh Manga Taisho awards in 2018. Sugitani launched a by-product manga titled Fran: The Cinéphile (Eiga Daisuki Fran-chan NYALLYWOOD STUDIOS SERIES) on the pixiv Comedian web site in July 2018.

Supply: GKIDS‘ Twitter account