NAPPING PRINCESS (ひるね姫 〜知らないワタシの物語)

Directed by: Kamiyama Kenji 2017 | 111 min.

Section: Planet Anime

Premiere: Festival Premiere


The year is 2020, three days before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. While she should be studying for her exams, Kokone Morikawa is often dozing off, stuck between reality and a dream-world full of fantastic motorized contraptions. But after her father, a talented but mysterious mechanic, is arrested for stealing technology from a powerful corporation, it’s up to Kokone and her childhood friend Morio to save him. Together they realize that Kokone’s dream-world holds the answers to the mystery behind the stolen tech, and they embark on a journey that traverses dreams and reality, city and country, and past and present. Their mission uncovers a trail of clues to her father’s disappearance and ultimately a surprising revelation about Kokone’s family.

From visionary director Kenji Kamiyama (GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND ALONE COMPLEX and EDEN OF THE EAST) comes a sci-fi fantasy that effortlessly weaves together the rapidly evolving technology of today’s world with the fantastic imagination of the next generation. With an ambitious mix of multilayered action, whimsical characters and inventive machines, NAPPING PRINCESS is a genre- and universe-blending film that shows that following your dreams is sometimes the best way to discover your past.


Synopsis written by: GKIDS


Friday, November 03 6:15 PM Dole Cannery A Date Passed
Sunday, November 05 2:30 PM Dole Cannery A Date Passed
Saturday, November 18 3:15 PM Waimea Theater Kauai Date Passed
Sunday, November 19 3:00 PM Hilo Palace Theater Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Kamiyama Kenji
Screenwriter Kamiyama Kenji
Producer Iwasa Naoki
Cast Arata Furuta, Kugimiya Rie, Tomoya Maeno, Mitsushima Shinnosuke , Mitsuki Tahata
Cinematographer Tanaka Hiroshi
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