Recently, Studio Ponoc revealed the release date of their upcoming anime film adaptation, “The Imaginary Movie.” Moreover, they also shared the main trailer of the film along with its cast and staff members. The Imaginary is a very popular children’s novel created by A.F. Harold and Emily Gravett that was released in 2014.
After getting a good response from fans, they decided to make an anime film adaptation of the series. At first, this anime film was set to be released in summer 2022. However, due to some production issues at the time of COVID 19, it got delayed.
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Now, it is completely ready to make its debut in Japanese theaters and, later, worldwide theaters. So let’s get straight to this informative news and find out everything about this upcoming anime film.
The Imaginary Movie Release Date and Main Trailer
On August 21, 2023, the officials released the main trailer for the film on their official YouTube channel. Moreover, the trailer seems very appealing, filled with colorful backgrounds and attractive characters. On the other hand, the officials also revealed the release date of the film along with its main trailer.
According to their announcement, The Imaginary Movie will be released on December 15, 2023, in Japanese theaters. Moreover, this upcoming movie is also known by its other Japanese title, “Yaneura no Rudger” (Rudger in the Attic).
However, the officials have not yet revealed its premiere date for worldwide theaters or its internet streaming platforms. As soon as we get any further information regarding its international release, we will immediately share it with you.
Japanese Cast and Staff Members of The Imaginary Movie
On the same date that its main trailer was released, the officials also shared the complete list of its cast and staff members. Moreover, they just revealed the Japanese cast members for the film, and its English cast is yet to be revealed.
Here are the major cast members of the film:
- Rudger, whose voice will be provided by Kokoro Terada,
- Amanda, whose voice will be provided by Rio Suzuki,
- Lizzie, whose voice will be provided by Sakura Ando
- Emily, whose voice will be provided by Riisa Naka,
- Jinzan, whose voice will be provided by Takayuki Yamada,
- Downbeat Grandma, whose voice will be provided by Atsuko Takahata
- Mr. Bunting, whose voice will be provided by Issey Ogata,
Here are the major staff members of the film:
- Original creator: A.F. Harrold
- Character Design: Kenichi Konishi
- Director: Yoshiyuki Momose
- Animation Director: Kenichi Konishi
- Producer: Yoshiaki Nishimura
- Translation and Subtitling: Don Brown
- Distributor: Toho
- ADR Production: Studiopolis, Inc.
On the other hand, The Imaginary Movie will be produced by a well-known animation studio, Studio Ponoc. Moreover, this studio has already brought us two well-known anime films, Mary and the Witch’s Flower and Modest Heroes.
Plot of The Imaginary Movie
The Imaginary Movie will depict the wonderful story of a young girl named Amanda and her imaginary friend, Rudger. Aside from Ammda, no one is capable of seeing Rudger. However, Mr. Bunting has some special powers to see imaginary people, and his work is to hunt them down.
Now, Mr. Bunting set his target on Rudger and began searching for him. As a result, Rudger went on a run to save himself and wanted to meet one last time with Amanda before he faded away from the world. If you are looking for a unique storyline filled with some supernatural elements, then you have to watch this upcoming anime film.
Moreover, its animation, character design, and world building are top-notch and were more than enough to hook you till the end of the film.
That’s it for the post! We hope you found this informative news to be useful. Stay tuned with us for more of the latest anime and manga news.
Frequently Asked Questions:
The Illusion is a British novel written by A.F. Harold and illustrated by Emily Gravett. The original version of this novel series is in English, and it was first produced in England.
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Source: Official Website: www.ponoc.jp