The new, upcoming film from Kenji KamiyamaHirune Hime has revealed an all new key visual and PV.

The official website of Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari (Napping Princess: The Story of the Unknown Me) has unveiled a new key visual for the film.

Hirune Hime

As well as a new PV:

The film is screening in Japanese theatres from March 18, 2017. Those who buy tickets for the movie from December 3, 2016 will then receive one of two clear files with artwork.

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The official website also previously streamed a teaser for the film in May, 2016.

A ‘theatre manner’ video featuring more footage from the film was also released, teaching viewers to:

  1. Turn Off Your Cell Phone
  2. Don’t Talk During the Show
  3. Don’t Kick the Seat in front of You
  4. Watch Your Steps When You Move in The Dark

Hirune Hime’s Cast and Crew

The film’s cast includes:

  • Mitsuki Takahata as Kokone Morikawa
  • Shinnosuke Mitsushima as Morio, Kokone’s childhood friend
  • Arata Furuta as Watanabe, the CEO of Shijima Automobiles, who is planning to trick Kokone’s father
  • Tomoya Maeno as Kijita, a friend and bad influence on Kokone’s father
  • Hideki Takahashi as Isshin Shijima, the president of Shijima Automobiles
  • Yosuke Eguchi as Momotarō, Kokone’s father
  • Rie Kugimiya as Joy, the stuffed Shiba Inu toy friend of Kokone

Hirune Hime

I.G Port’s new anime studio subsidiary, Signal.MD is most notably animating the film as its first anime film project. Kenji Kamiyama is directing as well as writing the film. Satoko Morikawa is designing the characters, and Shigeto Koyama is in charge of mechanical design. Furthermore, animator Christophe Ferreira confirmed that he is working on the film’s concept art, storyboards, and animation.

Atsuko Sasaki is serving as key animation director coupled with animation directors Motonobu Hori, Toshiyuki Kono, and Kazuchika Kise. Yumi Katayama is handling the color design. Kiyoshi Samejima and Kaori Hino are the art directors, Noriki Tsukamoto is the 3D director, Hiroshi Tanaka is the director of photography, and Shoji Hata is the sound director. In addition, Yoko Shimomura is composing the music for the film. Warner Bros. Japan will distribute the film.

The Story of Hirune Hime


The film’s teaser poster. The text reads “Why can’t we sleep like this all day long?” and “That dream is connected to my family’s secret.”

The film is set in the Okayama prefecture in 2020, just before the Tokyo Olympics. The story is described by Kamiyama as one of a father and daughter that is close to his personal feelings.

So what do you think? Are you excited for this especially new and original movie? Interested to see what sort of story Kenji Kamiyama has to tell instead? Or conversely, will it be disappointing like his previous directing and writing effort with 009 Re:Cyborg? Let us know below.

Posted by Jonathan Rizko

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