GKIDS launched on Monday that it and Shout! Factory will launch the anime film of Shogo Sugitani‘s (*28*)Pompo: The Cinéphile ((*28*)Eiga Daisuki Pompo-san) manga digitally on June 28 and in a Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo on July 12. The agency screened an English dub trailer:

GKIDS began screening the film inside the U.S. on April 29 in select theaters with a specific fan preview screening on April 27-28. The movie is screening in Japanese with English subtitles and an English dub.

The film was slated to open in 2020 in Japan, nevertheless was delayed to a March 2021 opening as a consequence of “various circumstances,” after which delayed as soon as extra to a June 2021 opening due to the unfold of the model new coronavirus sickness (COVID-19).

NYICFF describes the film:

If you’re finding out this, chances are you need movies. You’ll actually really feel correct at dwelling with Pompo, the gifted and gutsy producer whose love of cinema is unflinching and unapologetic. One day, Pompo turns her uncanny eye for experience to her movie-loving nevertheless apprehensive assistant Gene, deciding on him to make his directorial debut collectively together with her latest script. But Gene has his work decrease out for him with a youthful starlet on the lookout for her first big break and a legendary, rising older, Brando-like well-known individual in entrance of the digicam. It’s not an movement movie, nevertheless Pompo’s breakneck tempo combined with the extreme stakes of ingenious success pack in as quite a bit pleasure as regular superhero fare. Add to {{that a}} slew of insider movie references and quite a few winks and nods to the filmmaking course of, this hilarious and heartful dramedy has what it takes to satisfy even your wildest celluloid needs.

Takayuki Hirao ((*28*)The Garden of Sinners movie 5, (*28*)God Eater) directed the film at CLAP. Shingo Adachi ((*28*)Sword Art Online, (*28*)Wagnaria!!) designed the characters. Ryoichiro Matsuo ((*28*)In This Corner of the World) served as producer. Vocaloid producer Iori Kanzaki composed three vocal songs for the film. Virtual singer Kaf carried out one insert music “Tatoeba” (For Example), and DUSTCELL vocalist EMA carried out the film’s totally different insert music (*28*) (We the Rebels). In addition, Seiko Niizuma carried out the film’s opening amount “Dance on Fire.” Rookie female singer CIEL carried out the film’s theme music “Mado wo Akete” (Open a Window).

The anime film premiered in North America at Montreal’s twenty fifth Fantasia International Film Festival in August.

Sugitani, who moreover goes by the pen determine Ningen Plamo (“Human Plastic Model”), began posting the manga on the pixiv site in April 2017. Positive word-of-mouth on social networking web sites 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 spinoff manga titled Fran: The Cinéphile (Eiga Daisuki Fran-chan NYALLYWOOD STUDIOS SERIES) on the (*28*)pixiv Comic site in July 2018.

Source: Press launch