GKIDS launched on Wednesday that it will begin screening the anime film of Shogo Sugitani‘s Pompo: The Cinéphile (Eiga Daisuki Pompo-san) manga throughout the U.S. on April 29 in select theaters with a specific fan preview screening on April 27-28. The movie will show in Japanese with English subtitles and an English dub. The agency streamed a teaser trailer:

Preview screenings will attribute an introduction from director Takayuki Hirao.

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

NYICFF describes the film:

If you might be learning this, likelihood is excessive you need movement photos. You’ll actually really feel correct at residence 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, selecting him to make his directorial debut alongside along with her latest script. But Gene has his work reduce out for him with a youthful starlet looking out for her first giant break and a legendary, getting previous, Brando-like well-known particular person in entrance of the digital digicam. It’s not an movement movie, nevertheless Pompo’s breakneck tempo blended with the extreme stakes of inventive success pack in as lots pleasure as customary 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 (The Garden of Sinners movie 5, God Eater) directed the film at CLAP. Shingo Adachi (Sword Art Online, Wagnaria!!) designed the characters. Ryoichiro Matsuo (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 monitor “Tatoeba” (For Example), and DUSTCELL vocalist EMA carried out the film’s completely different insert monitor “Hangyakusha no Bokura” (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 monitor “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 title Ningen Plamo (“Human Plastic Model”), began posting the manga on the pixiv website 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 by-product manga titled Fran: The Cinéphile (Eiga Daisuki Fran-chan NYALLYWOOD STUDIOS SERIES) on the pixiv Comic website in July 2018.

Source: GKIDS‘ Twitter account