Aeon Entertainment, Yoshimoto Consider PoupeIIe Of Chimney Town Anime Film as Part of New Collaboration
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Media news site Oricon News revealed on Wednesday that Aeon Entertainment and planning, production, and marketing company Yoshimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd. are teaming up to collaborate on production, promotion, and distribution of films. Aeon Entertainment owns and operates 90 Aeon Cinema theaters (usually located within Aeon malls) with 763 screens in Japan. As part of the new collaboration, the two companies are considering working on the previously announced anime film adaptation of Akihiro Nishino's Entotsu-chō no Poupelle (Poupelle of Chimney Town) picture book.
The film is slated to debut in 2019. Nishino is making his directorial debut to helm the project.
The story is set in a town surrounded by a wall that stands 4,000 meters (about 2.5 miles) tall. Because the town is full of chimneys, the air is always full of smoke. No one in the town knows what the sky looks like. On one night of the town's Halloween festival, a deliveryman accidentally drops the heart he is supposed to deliver. He cannot find the heart in the smoke and gives up. The heart continues to beat where it fell in the town of chimneys.