Studio Ponoc’s The Imaginary anime film released a new trailer and visual ahead of its theatrical premiere in Japan on December 15. The new trailer also features the theme song “Nothing’s Impossible” performed by A Great Big World featuring Rachel Platten.
Yoshiyuki Momose is directing the film and the main cast includes:
- Kokoro Terada as Rudger
- Rio Suzuki as Amanda
- Sakura Ando as Lizzie
- Riisa Naka as Emily
- Atsuko Takahata as Granny Downbeat
- Issey Ogata as Mr. Bunting
- Takayuki Yamada as Zinzan
The Imaginary anime film was first announced in December 2021 and was supposed to be released in 2022. However, due to production issues, the film was rescheduled to be released this December 15. The first trailer was released in August this year.
Studio Ponoc’s anime film is based on a children’s novel by A. F. Harrold. Initially published in 2015. The novel follows a girl Amanda and her imaginary friend. Bloomsbury published the book with Emily Gravett’s illustrations and describes the plot as:
Rudger is Amanda’s best friend. He doesn’t exist, but nobody’s perfect.
Only Amanda can see her imaginary friend – until the sinister Mr Bunting arrives at Amanda’s door. Mr Bunting hunts imaginaries. Rumour says that he eats them. And he’s sniffed out Rudger. Soon Rudger is alone, and running for his imaginary life. But can a boy who isn’t there survive without a friend to dream him up?
Source: Official Website
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