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Production Begins on Director Takayuki Hirao's Latest Work: The Creative Team of Pompo: The Cinéphile Reunites Character Design by Shingo Adachi and Music by Kenta Matsukuma

The creative team behind Pompo: The Cinéphile, a film that captured the hearts of many with its love for movies, has reunited for an exciting new project!

Shingo Adachi, who is known for his work on Lycoris Recoil and Sword Art Online, will be in charge of character design. Kenta Matsukuma, who made his film music composition debut with Pompo: The Cinéphile and went on to contribute to Kamen Rider BLACK SUN, will compose the music. Animation production will be handled by CLAP, whose latest work, The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes, was selected for the prestigious Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

This film marks Takayuki Hirao's first time directing a completely original work! It's a fresh film by a seasoned team. Intriguingly, the project is code named “Wasted Chef,” making it a cooking-themed film?! Please look forward to it!

We would greatly appreciate it if you would consider running an article covering this new information in your media. Thank you very much in advance for your kind consideration.

Project Code: WASTED CHEF
Production underway

Director: Takayuki Hirao
 Notable works: Pompo: The Cinéphile (Director), Majokko Shimai no Yoyo to Nene (Director)
Character Design: Shingo Adachi
 Notable works: Lycoris Recoil (Director), Sword Art Online (Character Design)
Music: Kenta Matsukuma
 Notable works: Pompo: The Cinéphile (Music), Kamen Rider BLACK SUN (Music)
Animation Production: CLAP
 Notable works: Pompo: The Cinéphile (Theatrical release 2021), The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes (Theatrical release 2022)

Related Information

Pompo: The Cinéphile Screening & Q&A with Director Hirao at Anime Expo2023

Director Takayuki Hirao will be participating in Anime Expo 2023, scheduled to take place from July 1 to 4 in Los Angeles. During the event, we are excited to host a special screening of Pompo: The Cinéphile, followed by a director Q&A session.

Pompo: The Cinéphile Screening at Anime Expo 2023
Guest: Director Takayuki Hirao
Date & Time: 13:00 on July 1 (PDT)
Venue: Room 403
Contents: Pompo: The Cinéphile screening + Q&A with Director Hirao

Special screenings are also being held in Japan to commemorate the second anniversary of the film's release!

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