Toei animation will have their 60th anniversary in 2016. Since their establishment in 1956 they released many hit animation movies. For this winter season they will release the feature-length movie called Popin Q (ポッピンQ). The movie would appear in the winter season for 2016 and 2017. The movie tells the youth story of five young girls.
Ever since the production of the movie has been announced, it has been paid a lot of attention by its fans. Flash news about the work get uploaded on its official site which was created on March 11th.
The charming girl characters are a typical work for Toei Animation.
The story has attracted many people, no wonder that the original idea for these characters were created by Koukaku Kuroboshi who provided the original idea and story for “World Conquest Zvezda Plot”『世界制服～諜報のスヴィスダー』 and is very popular with the younger generation. The character designer and chief animation director is Takayuki Uragami best known for “Colorful”（カラフル） and “Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dōgu Museum” (ドラえもん伸びたの秘密道具博物館) in Europe also known as Doraemon and Nobita Holmes in the Mysterious Museum of the Future.
And Producer of the film is Naoki Miyahara who did a lot dance scenes for the Pretty Cure series『プリキュアシリーズ』. Music and Dancing are important aspects of this film so we have high expectations for his work.
The movie’s curious story was revealed. The story is about five girls who meet each other right before graduating from junior high school. Each of the five girls has her own worries, anxieties and complexes secretly hidden in her heart. Going to different schools and having never seen each other before fate brings the five girls together and begins to move into a new direction.
The names of five girls have not been revealed yet but the voice actors have been revealed. Shiori Izawa, Aki Ozawa, Tomoyo Kurosawa, Masami Seto and Atsumi Tanesaki.
For the movie’s production, Toei gathered together and cultivated their techniques and power of expression performance. They will create a total new category which no one has ever seen before.
There is still time until the movie gets published, however we will keep you up to date with the latest information especially with Anime Japan 2016 being held in the late March at Tokyo big site. There we might be able to see a more detailed introduction to this work.