Gkids Acquires Japanese Sci-Fi Fantasy ‘Napping Princess’ For Fall Release

Napping Princess

Gkids, the distributor with nine Animated Feature Oscar nominations to its credit since 2010, has acquired North American rights to Napping Princess, the Kenji Kamiyama-helmed film that played the Annecy International Animation Film Festival this year and won the animated feature award at the Fantasia Film Festival. Gkids plans a September 8 platform bow in New York at Los Angeles, followed by a national rollout.

The pic, previously known as Ancien and the Magic Tablet, is set in the near future and follows the journey of a young girl, Kokone, and her friend Morio as they set out to find Kokone’s missing father who has been accused of a crime. Kokone soon realizes she must tap into a world only accessible through her dreams in order to solve the mystery. The film will bow theatrically in both its original Japanese language and a new English dubbed version. (Check out the dubbed trailer below.)

Kamiyama’s directing credits include East of Eden and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.

“We fell in love with Kenji Kamiyama’s unique vision in Napping Princess,” said Gkids president David Jesteadt. “His blend of near-future science-fiction, family drama and detective story results in a high-octane, thought-provoking adventure that all ages can enjoy.”

Here’s the trailer:

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