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Pompo: The Cinéphile Manga Has Anime in the Works

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"Ningen Plamo's" story centers on movie-making by female producer, 1st-time director

The wraparound jacket band on the printed volume of Shogo Sugitani's Pompo: The Cinéphile (Eiga Daisuki Pompo-san) manga announced on Saturday that an anime adaptation is in the works. The manga depicts the craft of movie-making and revolves around Joelle Davidovich "Pompo" Pomponette, a talented movie producer who looks like a girl.

Operating out of the movie capital "Nyallywood," Pompo has been shooting one B-grade entertainment flick after another that anyone would enjoy. One day, Pompo's "movie buff" assistant Gene spots a new script written by Pompo, and is moved by its exquisite story. In a fit of passion, he proclaims, "I want to see this as a finished work in theaters as soon as possible!"

However, Pompo tells him, "So you shoot this film." Thus, Gene takes on his first directing gig. Meanwhile, Natalie, an ordinary girl who just arrived in town with movie actress dreams, has been discovered by Pompo …

Sugitani, who also goes by the pen name Ningen Plamo ("Human Plastic Model"), began posting the manga on the pixiv website this past April. Positive word-of-mouth on social networking sites and elsewhere has since led to over 500,000 views of the manga.

Source: Comic Natalie


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