The hit Japanese 2021 anime film ‘Pompo the Cinephile,’ directed and written by Takayuki Hirao, is about to expand its audience. The animated feature is getting a home video release in North America for physical and digital platforms. GKids and Shout! Factory are working together to distribute the films to a whole new audience.
“A rollicking, exuberant ode to the power of the movies, the critically acclaimed animated feature Pompo The Cinephile will make its home entertainment debut on digital platforms June 28, 2022 and as a Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack on July 12, 2022 from GKIDS, with distribution from Shout! Factory. An entertaining yet heartfelt story about the joys and heartbreak of the creative process, Pompo The Cinephile comes with numerous bonus features including audio commentary by the director and crew, feature-length storyboards, a character design gallery and more,” GKids said on their website.
The DVD will include several bonus features such as audio commentary from the director and a character design gallery. It is currently available for pre-order on the GKids website.
You can watch the trailer below:
MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows,
“The series centers on Joelle Davidovich Pomponette (Pompo-san), a talented film producer at the movie capital “Nyallywood.” Despite her prowess to see through to the potential of actors and staff and bring out their talent to the fullest, she has only been producing B-class action and erotic films. One day, Pompo’s “film-worm” assistant Gene, who has been doubtful of her choices of film genres, is given the task to direct a film based on a script written by her. Will Gene be able to bring Pompeo’s “masterpiece” to fruition?”
The film is based on the manga series ‘Pompo: The Cinéphile’ by Shogo Sugitani. It began publication in 2017 through Media Factory and by Seven Seas Entertainment in English for a North American audience.
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