Anime Limited has announced they’ll be bringing the unabashed celebration of cinema Pompo the Cinephile to the big screen at selected cinemas in the UK from 29th June 2022. The film will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles from 29th June, and an English-language dub from 30th June 2022. The film is rated 12A.
Pompo the Cinephile marks the debut feature film by new animation studio CLAP and is based on the manga series by Shogo Sugitani with Takayuki Hirao (GYO, God Eater) serving as director.
Anime Limited describe the story as:
Pompo is a talented and gutsy producer in “Nyallywood,” the movie-making capital of the world. Although she’s known for B-movies, one day Pompo tells her movie-loving but apprehensive assistant Gene that he will direct her next script: a delicate drama about a tormented artistic genius, starring the legendary and Brando-esque actor Martin Braddock, and a young actress seeking her first break. But when the production heads towards chaos, can Gene rise to Pompo’s challenge, and succeed as a first-time director?
Directed by veteran animator Takayuki Hirao and produced by brand-new animation studio CLAP, Pompo the Cinephile is a rollicking, exuberant ode to the power of the movies, and the joys and heartbreak of the creative process, as a new director and his team devote their lives to the pursuit of a “masterpiece”.