Manga.Tokyo managed to grab a couple of screenshots showing the moment where one of the heroines, Isumi, teleports to the mysterious world of Pop in Q.
In the morning of the graduation ceremony, Isumi was supposed to commute to her school using the usual route. However, she was still deeply troubled about her upcoming transfer to Tokyo. Isumi impulsively hopped onto the train going in the opposite direction. When she woke up, she found herself at a seaside station named Hoshigahama. Walking on the beach for a while, she suddenly came across a mysterious, shining shard lying there.
A sudden ringtone from her cellphone made Isumi realize that she was running late for the ceremony.
The moment she tried to pass through the station gate, it happened…
The time suddenly slowed down and Isumi thought, ‘Huh? How come I can use my train pass here…’
Upon waving her train pass over the card reader, it suddenly threw off a vivid flash of lightning. The next moment, she witnessed something unbelievable, a place called Toki no Tani.
The story of the five girls has just begun…
Adventures always begin the moment we pass to a mysterious world through a gate, be it a old tunnel in the forest, a desk drawer, a mirror, the inside of a wardrobe, or a train station. The gate trope is familiar to everyone and the viewers will have the chance to visit this new world along with our heroines.
A train station as the gate to a mysterious world
When we asked director Naoki Miyahara about the reason he chose the station gate as the special portal to Toki no Tani, he answered, ‘Because stations are special places that lead us to mysterious worlds.’
Beyond this gate, there must be countless encounters and adventures awaiting the characters. What if our train passes were special tickets that led us to magical worlds? You can see the moment the rest of the characters teleport to Toki no Tani in the short trailer below.
Do you need further proof than this scene that the movie is going to be amazing?
Please stay tuned here in Manga.Tokyo for all the latest news about Pop in Q!
「Pop in Q」
To be released on December 23 (Friday)