Toei Animation's Popin Q Anime Film Reveals More Cast
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Toei Animation revealed the main cast at a stage event at AnimeJapan 2016 on Sunday for the Popin Q anime film.
The cast for the main heroines is:
Asami Seto as Isumi Kominato
Shiori Izawa as Aoi Hioka
Tomoyo Kurosawa as Saki Tsukui
Ari Ozawa as Asahi Ōmichi
Atsumi Tanezaki as Konatsu Tomodate
Toei Animation had previously announced this cast without their respective character names. The cast for the Popin race includes:
Marina Tanoue as Pokon
Kaori Ishihara as Lucia
Kaede Hondo as Daren
M.A.O as Tadona
Satomi Arai as Lupee
The film will premiere in Japan next winter.
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