“Hirunehime” to be Screened as Opening Film at Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2017 for Free

In addition to the previously reported Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival 2017, internationally acclaimed director Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex)’s latest anime feature film Hirunehime -Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari- (English title: Ancien and the Magic Tablet) is also chosen as the opening film for the upcoming Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2017.


The film will be screened at the Cine Libre Ikebukuro theater in Tokyo at 19:00 on March 10, eight days before the film’s Japan premiere. The director Kamiyama himself is also scheduled to join for a talk show on the stage. The admission is free, but you need to register beforehand for the seat, registrations will be accepted on the festival’s official website at 12:00 on February 1.


The festival also plans to include a special screening program dedicated to Kamiyama’s notable works during the period. Details will be announced later.




Full trailer



The story description:


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.



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


©2017 Hirunehime Production Committee