Japan Foundation Los Angeles to Screen the Napping Princess Anime Film

The Japan Foundation Los Angeles has announced that it will screen Kenji Kamiyama’s Napping Princess (Ancien and the Magic Tablet or Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari) anime film at the JFLA Auditorium in Los Angeles on October 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The screening will be free, and will have Japanese audio with English subtitles.

The film opened in Japan on March 18, 2017 in 232 theaters nationwide, and ranked #9 in the Japanese box office in its opening weekend. GKIDS launched the film’s wide opening in the United States on September 8, 2017.

Napping Princess won the Gold Prize for the “Best Animated Feature Film” audience award at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival.

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Napping Princess Film to Premiere in New York and Los Angeles on September 8, 2017

GKIDS has announced that it will debut Kenji Kamiyama’s Napping Princess (Ancien and the Magic Tablet or Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari) in New York City’s Village East Cinema and Los Angeles’ Laemmle Monica Film Center on September 8, 2017, followed by a national expansion. The release will qualify the film for Academy Awards consideration.

The film opened in Japan on March 18, 2017 in 232 theaters nationwide, and ranked #9 in the Japanese box office in its opening weekend. The film will screen in 40 countries and regions worldwide. The New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) screened the film on March 19, 2017 in Japanese with English subtitles, and Anime Limited screened the film with subtitles and an English dub on August 16, 2017. The film will also screen at Anime Fest in Dallas.

The film won the Gold Prize for the “Best Animated Feature Film” audience award at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival.

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English Cast Announced for the Napping Princess Anime Film

The English cast has been announced for the Napping Princess (Ancien and the Magic Tablet or Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari) anime film:

  • Brina Palencia is Kokone/Ancien
  • Doug Erholtz is Momotaro/Peach
  • Lex Woutas is Watanabe/Bewan
  • Colleen O’Shaughnessey is Joy

Stephanie Sheh and Michael Sinternklaas are directing the dub.

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“Cocolors” Anime Short Wins Satoshi Kon Award at Fantasia International Film Festival

Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival has revealed its winners for this year’s festival. Toshihisa Yokoshima’s “Cocolors” short film won the “Axis: The Satoshi Kon Award for Excellence in Animation” award for a short film. The “Cocolors” short is the second installment in Kamikaze Douga’s Gasoline Mask/em> project.

Takahide Hori’s “Junk Head” stop-motion film earned a Special Mention in the Satoshi Kon Award for a feature film.

Additionally, Kenji Kamiyama’s Napping Princess (Ancien and the Magic Tablet) anime film won the Gold Prize for the “Best Animated Feature Film” audience award. Masaaki Yuasa’s Lu over the wall anime film won the Silver Prize in same category, and his Night is Short, Walk On Girl anime film won the Bronze Prize in the same category.

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AnimeFest to Screen the Ancien and the Magic Tablet, Lu over the wall, and The Night is Short Walk On, Girl Anime Films

AnimeFest has announced that it will screen Signal.MD’s Ancien and the Magic Tablet anime film, as well as Science SARU’s Lu over the wall and The Night is Short Walk On, Girl anime films.

Signal.MD staff members, including writer and director Kenji Kamiyama, animation director Motonobu Hori, mechanical designer Shigeto Koyama, creature designer Christophe Ferreira, and producer Yoshiki Sakurai are attending the convention. They will give an introduction to the film before the screening.

Science SARU staff, including director Masaaki Yuasa and producer Eunyoung Choi, are also attending the convention.

Ancien and the Magic Tablet opened in Japan on March 18, 2017 in 232 theaters nationwide, and ranked #9 in the Japanese box office in its opening weekend. The film will screen in 40 countries and regions worldwide. GKIDS has licensed the film for the United States.

Lu over the wall opened in Japan on May 19, 2017, and won the top “Cristal for a Feature Film” award at the Annecy International Film Festival in June 2017.

The Night is Short, Walk On Girl opened in Japan on April 7, 2017. The film adapts Tomihiko Morimi’s novel of the same name.

Source: ANN