Studio Ponoc’s The Imaginary Film Debuts in Japan on Dec 15

(Last Updated On: July 15, 2023)

Studio Ponoc, renowned for their enchanting storytelling and breathtaking animation, is set to captivate audiences once again with their latest anime masterpiece, “The Imaginary Film.” Scheduled for release on December 15 in Japan, this highly anticipated film promises to transport viewers into a world of wonder and imagination.

“The Imaginary Film” is expected to showcase Studio Ponoc’s signature style, blending stunning visuals with compelling narratives. From the glimpses shared in trailers, audiences can anticipate a visually stunning journey that will transport them to fantastical realms and explore the power of imagination.

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On Friday, Studio Ponoc made an exciting announcement regarding the anime film adaptation of A.F. Harrold and Emily Gravett’s novel, The Imaginary. The film, titled Yaneura no Rudger (Rudger in the Attic) in Japan, is set to premiere on December 15. To accompany the announcement, the company revealed an intriguing poster.

Ponoc's The Imaginary

Last year, Studio Ponoc encountered unforeseen obstacles during the film’s production, compounded by the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, they made the difficult decision to postpone the release from its original summer 2022 date. However, the studio has been working diligently to overcome these hurdles and bring this highly anticipated project to fruition.

Yoshiyuki Momose, known for his exceptional work on various Ponoc productions such as the short film “Life Ain’t Gonna Lose” in the Modest Heroes anime anthology, the Ni no Kuni film, and Ponoc’s Olympic Games short “Tomorrow’s Leaves,” has been entrusted with the directorial duties for the film. Assisting him as the producer is Yoshiaki Nishimura, who has an impressive track record with his involvement in numerous Studio Ghibli films, as well as past Ponoc films like Mary and The Witch’s Flower and Modest Heroes. Together, this talented duo is poised to deliver a captivating cinematic experience.


Source | The Imaginary film’s website

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