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'Hirune Hime' - A New Anime Film to be Released This March 2017!

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Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari (Napping Princess: The Story of the Unknown Me) is an upcoming anime film to premiere in Japan this March 18, 2017. Aside from the trailer officially streamed (see video below), a cover of the The Monkee’s song “Daydream Believer” by lead actress Mitsuki Takahata is also featured. This film will be directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Blood: The Last Vampire, 009 Re: Cyborg, Ghost in the Shell).

The movie sets in the year 2020 (before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics) and tells the story of a father and his daughter who is very close to him. The promotional poster for this movie shows the following text: “Why can’t we sleep like this all day long?” and “That dream is connected to my family’s secret.”

Below is the official cast for this anime film.

(Top row, from left to right):

Mitsuki Takahata (live-action Sexy Voice and Robo, Ao Haru Ride) as Kokone Morikawa

Shinnosuke Mitsushima (ERASED) as Morio, Kokone’s childhood friend

Arata Furuta (live-action 20th Century Boys) as Watanabe, the CEO of Shijima Automobiles, who is planning to trick Kokone’s father

(Bottom row, from left to right):
Tomoya Maeno as Kijita, a friend and bad influence on Kokone’s father

Hideki Takahashi (Pokémon the Movie: Black – Victini and Reshiram) as Isshin Shijima, the president of Shijima Automobiles

Yosuke Eguchi (live-action Rurouni Kenshin) as Momotarō, Kokone’s father

Rie Kugimiya as Joy, the stuffed Shiba Inu toy friend of Kokone Morikawa

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