Popin Q Anime Film Gets 2 Manga in September, October
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The latest issues of Shogakukan's Pucchigumi and Ciao magazines announced over the past two weeks that both magazines will begin serializing manga based on Toei Animation's upcoming original anime film Popin Q. Yūki Harami will launch the Toki no Tani manga in Pucchigumi on September 15, while Chihiro Komori will launch the Popin Q mini manga in Ciao on October 3.
Toki no Tani will focus on the everyday lives of the Popin creatures in the "Valley of Time," which controls the time axis of all worlds. Each chapter will be two pages long.
The Popin Q mini will have comedic side stories focusing on the lives of the film's five heroines, as well their Popin companions. Each chapter will be four pages long.
The film will premiere in Japan in January.
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?
Izumi Todo, the collective pseudonym for the Toei Animation staff, is credited with the film's original work. 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. Shūko Arai (live-action Twin Spica series) is the scriptwriter, and Takayuki Uragami serves as character designer and chief animation director. Hiromi Mizutani (Tanaka-kun is Always Listless, Toriko, Non non Biyori) and Shūji Katayama (Overlord, Yurumates3Dei) of Team-MAX are composing the film's music, and the idol unit P.IDL will perform the opening theme song "Teenage Blues" for the film.
Daiki Nakazawa (Heartcatch Precure!, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods) is serving as CG director, Makoto Sakamoto is handling the art setting, and Yutaka Ōnishi is the art director.
The film is commemorating Toei Animation's 60th anniversary.
Images © Toei Animation / project PQ Partners 2016
Source: Animate Times