“Hirunehime” Chosen as Opening Film for Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival

At the latest press conference for the upcoming Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival 2017 held in Sapporo yesterday, it was announced that the anime feature film Hirunehime -Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari- (Princess Nap -The Story of Unknown Me-) was chosen as the opening film for the internationally popular event. 


The Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex)-directed film will be screened with English subtitles on the festival’s opening day, March 2. In its 26th year, the festival is scheduled to screen 86 films for five days till March 6. Then the 110-minute film will get a theatrical release in Japan on March 18.



The film’s story description on the festival’s official website:

In the summer of 2020, 3 days before the start of the Tokyo Olympic games, Kokone Morikawa lives with

her father alone in Kurashiki, Okayama. She is an ordinary high school girl and the only thing she is good

at is “taking naps”. Recently, she has had a recurring dream many times. However due to the pressure of

the future, friends and family, she is finding less time to nap. With traveling between the dreams and reality,

the secret of her family starts to be revealed…



Full trailer


Main staff:


 Director/Screenplay Writer: Kenji Kamiyama

 Original Character Designer: Satoko Morikawa (The Cat Returns)

 “Hearts” Designer: Shigeto Koyama (Big Hero 6)

 Animation Director: Atsuko Sasaki (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, Eden of The East)

 Anime Production: Signal-MD (Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note)

 Distributor: Warner Brothers Japan


Flyer visuals


Source: “Hirunehime -Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari-” official website


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