GKIDS started streaming on Thursday a brand new teaser trailer for the anime movie of Shogo Sugitani‘s Pompo: The Cinéphile (Eiga Daisuki Pompo-san) manga.


GKIDS will start screening the movie within the U.S. on April 29 in choose theaters with a particular fan preview screening on April 27-28. The film will display in Japanese with English subtitles and an English dub. Tickets are at present on sale.

Preview screenings will function an introduction from director Takayuki Hirao.

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

NYICFF describes the movie:

If you are studying this, likelihood is you want motion pictures. You’ll really feel proper at residence with Pompo, the proficient and gutsy producer whose love of cinema is unflinching and unapologetic. One day, Pompo turns her uncanny eye for expertise to her movie-loving however apprehensive assistant Gene, deciding on him to make his directorial debut along with her newest script. But Gene has his work minimize out for him with a younger starlet searching for her first huge break and a legendary, getting older, Brando-like famous person in entrance of the digicam. It’s not an motion film, however Pompo’s breakneck tempo mixed with the excessive stakes of inventive success pack in as a lot pleasure as customary 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 satisfy even your wildest celluloid goals.

Takayuki Hirao (The Garden of Sinners film 5, God Eater) directed the movie 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 movie. Virtual singer Kaf carried out one insert music “Tatoeba” (For Example), and DUSTCELL vocalist EMA carried out the movie’s different insert music “Hangyakusha no Bokura” (We the Rebels). In addition, Seiko Niizuma carried out the movie’s opening quantity “Dance on Fire.” 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 International Film Festival in August.

Sugitani, who additionally goes by the pen title Ningen Plamo (“Human Plastic Model”), started posting the manga on the pixiv web site in April 2017. Positive 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 Comic web site in July 2018.

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