POP IN Q: Info and Images from Toei Animation 60th Anniversary Film
Source: Toei Co., hLtd.
Official Site: popin-q.com (Japan)
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Toei has provided information and images from POP IN Q (ポッピンQ, PoppinQ), the 60th anniversary film from Toei Animation. The musical’s director, Naoki Miyahara, and production team have previously created dance sequences for the PRETTY CURE shows and movies.
POP IN Q is the story of the special time in the lives of adolescent girls — the transition from middle to high school — and the bonds of friendship that can be forged during that period of hope, trouble, confusion and nurturing. On the eve of their graduation from middle school, five girls are pulled into a fantasy world on the brink of destruction. The world’s tiny inhabitants tell the girls that their only hope is for the girls perform a song of love and unity. But the girls are strangers to one another, and don’t trust each other enough to perform their task. With time running out, will the girls find the inner strength to save the day and get home to graduate?
The voices of the five heroines are performed by Asami Seto (CHIHAYAFURU, AIKATSU!, SELECTOR DESTRUCTED WIXOSS), Shiori Izawa (THE ASTERISK WAR, DURARARA!!×2), Atsumi Tanezaki (WORLD CONQUEST ZVEZDA PLOT), Ari Ozawa (YOUR LIE IN APRIL, THE ASTERISK WAR) and Tomoyo Kurosawa (WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW, AIKATSU THE MOVIE).
Japanese Theatrical Release: Friday, December 23, 2016 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Isumi Kominato: Asami Seto
Aoi Hioka: Shiori Izawa
Konatsu Tomodate: Atsumi Tanezaki
Asahi Omichi: Ari Ozawa
Saki Tsukui: Tomoyo Kurosawa
Pocon: Marina Tanoue
Luchia: Kaori Ishihara
Darren: Kaede Hondo
Rupy: Satomi Arai
Elder (Ramutamurasu): Unsho Ishizuka
Remy: Erii Yamazaki
Miharu Fukamachi: Azusa Tadokoro
Nana Mitsuhashi: Megumi Toda
Director: Naoki Miyahara
Original Concept: Izumi Todo
Screenplay: Shuko Arai
Planning and Production: Toshiyuki Matsui
Producer: Yu Kanemaru
Original Character Design: Kohaku Kuroboshi
Character Design: Takayuki Uragami
Chief Animation Director: Takayuki Urakami
CG Director: Taiki Nakazawa
Color Scheme: Rumiko Nagai
Art Set: Nobuto Sakamoto
Art Director: Minoru Onishi
Music: Hiromi Mizutani, Shuji Katayama (Team-MAX)
Production: “Pop in Q” Partners
Animation Production: Toei Animation
© Toei Animation/”Pop in Q” Partners 2016
About Toei Company, Ltd.
Established in 1951, Toei Company is not only producing and distributing films, but it is also one of the major exhibitors in Japan. The company owns two film studios located in Tokyo and Kyoto. The films produced cover wide range of genres, exceeding 20,000 titles.
About Toei Animation Company, Ltd.
With headquarters in Tokyo and sales offices in Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Paris, Toei Animation ranks among the world’s most prolific animation production studios. Toei Animation’s operations include animation development and production, and worldwide marketing and program licensing with flagship titles such as DRAGON BALL, SAINT SEIYA, SAILOR MOON, CAPTAIN HARLOCK and ONE PIECE.