GKIDS releases a fun new movie in theaters

The highly acclaimed animated film Pump it up Cinephile will travel to select North American cinemas.

GKIDS, the famous producer and distributor of many films, has announced that it will bring the hit animated film Pompo the movie buff at the cinema in April. Pompo the movie buff, based on the popular manga series of the same name, will premiere in select theaters nationwide. The upcoming anime movie will premiere its Japanese dub on April 27 and its English dub on April 28. Then on April 29, it will be followed by a limited theatrical release in select markets across the country.


Additionally, along with the entire film, viewers will see a unique introduction from director Takayuki Hirao (God Eater, the garden of sinners). Hirao is an acclaimed director known for his dynamic and maximum approach to animation sequences. The unique intro will be exclusive to Fathom Events screenings. Previews of the film will be made available to fans.

Pompo the movie buff premiered in Japan on June 4, 2021, becoming an independent film hit. The film was nominated for two notable awards. These nominations were for Best Independent Feature at the 49th Annie Awards and Best Animated Feature for the Satoshi Kon Award at the 2021 Fantasia Film Festival. Pompo the movie buff goes on sale March 25 at PompoMovie.com, FathomEvents.comand other participating cinema box offices.

Pompo the movie buff was based on a Japanese manga series created by Shogo Sugitani, also known as Ningen Plamo. The manga series has been collected into three tankōbon volumes by the media factory. The manga series was serialized online on the Pixiv Comic website in April 2017. GKIDS licensed the anime film adaptation and was produced by studio CLAP.

The film’s story centers on a bold and talented producer named Pompo. The film’s setting is set in the fictional Nyallywood, the film capital of the world. Pompo is known for making B movies. However, she wants that to change, and directing her next film project is a drama about the tormented and creative genius. Pompo chooses Martin Braddock, a legendary actress looking for her first big shot at making her movie succeed. However, once Pompo begins production on his new film, chaos ensues, challenging the director for the first time.

Official Pompo The Cinephile Plot Synopsis

GKIDS will release Pompo The Cinephile in select theaters nationwide

Pompo is a talented and courageous producer from “Nyallywood”, the cinema capital of the world. Although known for her B-movies, Pompo once told her film-loving but fearful assistant Gene that he would be directing his next screenplay: a delicate drama about an aging and tormented creative genius, starring the legendary actor and Brando-esque Martin Braddock, and a young actress looking for her first break. But when production heads for chaos, can Gene rise to Pompo’s challenge and succeed as a first-time director?

Pompo the movie buff is an exuberant, rambunctious ode to the power of movies, and the joys and heartache of the creative process, as a new director and his team dedicate their lives to the pursuit of a “masterpiece.”

GKIDS will release Pompo The Cinephile in select theaters nationwide

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Source: GKIDS