Pompo: The Cinéphile, Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight Movie, Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars, Cinema Kabuki The Sardine Seller’s Net of Love Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend.

This is the third and final trailer post of this week. Here are the last of the films to get screened this weekend!

Pompo: The Cinéphile    Pompo The Cinéphile Film Poster

映画大好きポンポさんEiga Daisuki Pompo-san

Release Date: June 04th 2021

Duration: 90 mins.

Director: Takayuki Hirao

Writer: Takayuki Hirao (Script), Shogo Sugitani (Original Creator)

Starring: Konomi Kohara (Joelle Davidovich @Pompo@ Pomponett), Hiroya Shimizu (Gene Fini), Ai Kakuma (Mystia), Akio Ohtsuka (Martin Braddock), Rinka Otani (Nathalie Woodward)m

Animation Production: CLAP

Website ANN MAL

Synopsis: There are many players in “Nyallywood,” the movie capital of the world, and one of them is Joelle Davidovich Pomponette (Pompo-san), a film producer who works on B-movies. She has the talent to get the best out of her cast and crew as she churns out action and erotic films but has yet to show her own artistry. That changes when Pompo’s “film-buff” assistant Gene discovers one of her scripts. He sees its potential but Pompo tells him to direct it. So, for his directorial debut, he has a script, he just needs his star. Pompo intervenes again by discovering and casting Natalie, an ordinary girl with dreams of being a star. And thus begins their latest adventures in making movies!

Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight Movie    Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight Movie Film Poster

劇場版 少女☆歌劇 レヴュー・スタァライトGekijouban Shoujo Kageki Rebyu- Sutaaraito

Release Date: June 04th 2021

Duration: 120 mins.

Director: Tomohiro Furukawa

Writer: Kanata Nakamura, Tatsuto Higuchi (Script), 

Starring: Momoyo Koyama (Karen Aijo), Suzuko Mimori (Hikari Kagura), Aina Aiba (Claudine Saijo), Ayasa Ito (Kaoruko Hanayagi), Maho Tomita (Maya Tendo),

Animation Production: Kinema Citrus

Website ANN MAL

Synopsis: In this anime, we follow girls who attend Seishou Music Academy, a girls’ school established to nurture talents who will lead the world of theatre. 


Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars      Knights of Sidonia Love Woven in the Stars Film Poster

シドニアの騎士 あいつむぐほし Sidonia no Kishi: Ai Tsumugu Hoshi 

Release Date: June 04th, 2021

Running Time: 110 mins.

General Director: Hiroyuki Seshita, Director: Tadahiro Yoshihira,

Writer: Sadayuki Murai (Screenplay), Tsutomu Nihei (Original Manga),

Starring: Aya Suzaki (Tsumugi Shiraui), Ryouta Oosaka (Nagate Tanikaze), Eri Kitamura (ren Honoka), Satomi Arai (Lala Hiyama), Mamiko Noto (Yure Shinatose), Aki Toyosaki (Izana Shinatose),

Animation Production: Polygon Pictures

Website ANN MAL

I enjoyed the first season of the Knights of Sidonia TV anime as my first impression and series review make clear while I think I kinda liked the second season. This film features a new story that deviates from the manga. It was supervised by Tsutomu Nihei, the creator. Here’s a clip of the opening four minutes of the film:

Synopsis: Earth has been destroyed by Gauna, biomorphous alien creatures of an unknown origin. Their appearance forced humanity to flee into space and look for a new home using gigantic spaceships. One of these ships is called Sidonia but it has lost contact with the other spaceships in the fleet and has flown through space for a millennia. The inhabitants of Sidonia believe they are the last survivors of humanity. When the Gauna discovers the ship for the first time in a century, a desperate series of battles ensued. To help fend off the threat, humanity had developed mecha named Morito (Guardian) and an ace pilot named Nagate Tanikaze, together with the human-Gauna hybrid Tsumugi Shiraui, managed to stave off extinction.

Ten years pass and the people of Sidonia enjoy peace but with the Gauna still out there, it can only be temporary. A final battle is planned…


Cinema Kabuki The Sardine Seller’s Net of Love    Cinema Kabuki The Sardine Seller's Net of Love Film Poster

シネマ歌舞伎 鰯賣戀曳網 Shinema Kabuki Iwashi Uri Koi Hikiami

Release Date: June 04th 2021

Duration: 81 mins.

Director: Kanso Fujima

Writer: Yukio Mishima (Original Play)

Starring: Kanzaburo Nakamura, Tamasaburo Bando, Hokuo Matsumoto, Kamezo Kataoka,


This is based on a Yukio Mishima play which has been written up on Wikipedia.

Synopsis: Sardine seller Genji falls in love with a high-ranking sex worker named Hotarubi, whom he sees on the Gojo Bridge. So his father tries to help him out… A special interview with Tamasaburo is also included in the film.

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