The Imaginary, Studio Ponoc’s latest film, has revealed the first trailer and main cast information. The film will open in Japan on December 15. Yoshiyuki Momose, known for his work with Studio Ghibli, will direct the film. The cast includes:
Kokoro Terada as RudgerRio Suzuki as AmandaSakura Ando as LizzieRiisa Naka as EmilyAtsuko Takahata as Granny DownbeatIssey Ogata as Mr. Bunting Takayuki Yamada as Zinzan
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The Imaginary is based on a children’s novel by AF Harrold. Originally published in 2015, the novel is about the girl Amanda and her imaginary friend. Bloomsbury published the book with illustrations by Emily Gravett and described the plot as follows:
Rudger is Amanda’s best friend. He doesn’t exist, but no one is perfect.
Only Amanda could see her imaginary friend – until the evil Mr Bunting arrived at Amanda’s doorstep. Mr. Bunting hunts fantasies. Rumors say he ate them. And he sniffed Rudger. Soon, Rudger was alone and running after his imaginary life. But can a boy who isn’t there survive without friends to feed his dreams?
This is Studio Ponoc’s first feature-length feature film since 2018 Humble Heroes. Their first film, Mary and the Witch’s Flower, came out in 2015. In 2021, they produce a short film. 8 minutes long, titled Tomorrow’s Leaves.
Source: Official website
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