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Popin Q Anime Film's Teaser Video Reveals Next Winter Debut

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Dance-themed original anime film stars Shiori Izawa, Ari Ozawa, more

Toei Animation began streaming a "super teaser" video on Friday for its Popin Q feature-length original anime film. The text at the beginning of the video reads, "This is our start." The video reveals that the film will open in Japan next winter.

The dance-themed film stars Shiori Izawa, Ari Ozawa, Tomoyo Kurosawa, Asami Seto, and Atsumi Tanezaki.

The story begins the day before the graduation ceremony. Five middle school girls each are preoccupied with their real everyday lives. These girls meet each other in a fantasy world after being sent there through a sudden occurrence. There, they learn about the impending crisis that this world is facing. The way to avert this crisis is for the five to collaborate and bring their five hearts together as one through dance. However, the five cannot come to love the world, and cannot tell their true feelings to one another, so their hearts are unable to unite. The time limit is fast approaching. Can the dance of the five girls save the world? And will they be able to graduate?

Naoki Miyahara (Dragon Ball Z, "Precure All-Star DX 3D Theater" short, Precure series dance sequences) is directing the film, and Kouhaku Kuroboshi (Kino's Journey, World Conquest Zvezda Plot) drafted the original character designs. Takayuki Uragami serves as character designer and chief animation director.

Toei Animation had previewed the project in two videos last April under the title "file(N):project PQ." The film is commemorating the 60th anniversary of Toei Animation.

Images © Toei Animation / project PQ Partners 2016

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