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Napping Princess - Collector's Edition (Dual Format Edition) [Blu-ray]
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Kokone should be diligently studying for her university entrance exams, but she just can't seem to stay awake. Aside from stealing precious study time, her napping is even more distracting, as it brings on strange dreams with warring machines that hint at family secrets that have been dormant for years.
She can't ask her father, a hipster mechanic more talented and artful than his job requires, as he's always busy modifying motorcycles and cars in flights of fancy. What are these visions that lead Kokone at once closer to and farther away from her family?
Presented in collectors packaging this limited edition release of only 1500 copies includes an art card certifying the release number. Includes the film on Blu-Ray and DV D with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles, as well as extensive video extras.
- Film on Blu-Ray and DVD
- Collectors Packaging
- 40 page Booklet
- Art Card certifying release number
- Interview with Kenji Kamiyama
- Introduction at the Japanese Premiere
- Greeting at Japanese Release
- Okayama Scenery
- Special Interviews with Cast
- Special TV Program
- Japanese trailers
- English trailer
- TV Spots
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A teenage girl, constantly falling asleep, has dreams of an alternate world in which she is a princess with a sidekick in a world of war machines and secrets of her family past, that need unlocking.
It’s a charming, sweet-natured film, albeit very simple and easy-going. This is not a challenging work, but it is well-meaning and has a charm and innocence about it that I hugely engage with.
With a lead-female protagonist, seeking to unearth facts about who she is and why, this is a great film for women, (and men too) with positive role-models (for the most part).
The Collector’s Edition is limited to 1500 copies, and each come with a numbered certificate, so you know exactly which number you’ve purchased. It also comes with over an hour’s worth of extras, though most are only on the Blu-Ray disc. So be warned!
There’s a 40-page, full-colour art brochure with the set, which is nice, and you get the film on DVD too, should you wish to have it.
The only reason I give this release 4-Stars, is due to two issues:
1) The US have decided to retitle the film from the original “Ancien And The Magic Tablet” to the less pleasurable “Napping Princess”. I hate this kind of dumbing-down of anime film titles, just to make them more child-friendly.
2) The subtitles are actually subtitles of the English dub, and NOT the original Japanese audio! This is because the UK release is a carbon copy of the US Blu-Ray which was released by GKids, who specialise in releasing anime for young kids! So, it’s not an authentic or accurate translation of the original Japanese audio/dialogue. Sadly, there’s nothing you can do about this. Why Anime Limited (aka All The Anime) didn’t correct this, I can only assume was due to budget limitations. But it is a mark-loser for me, and most die-hard anime fans.
Overall, a good release and a fun film, worthy of most people’s time and money!
i can say i was not disapointed in this at all , very well animated and written story that all the family will enjoy
its about a girl who when falls asleep lives a fantasy world where magic is prevalent . and it slowly becomes real
i dont want too say too much about it as it will spoil the enjoyment
this film has a very western feel about it yet keeps the japan styling .
i think the film makers and writers enjoyed pacific rim and baymax from big hero 6 as they are parts in the film you cant
ignore the origins for .and the odd Jetsons sound clip here and there . :) but this does not detract from the film i found it fun .
the collectors pack comes with a beautiful book and a card saying what it was limited too and both sleeved in covers and feels
way worth the money
i am aware that the film was originally called Ancien and the magic tablet
and at this point anime being renamed is something that is happening more often but im ok with it
there is NO up-skirt or inappropriate moments with the girls in this film and i think that is something that should be written in every description because some films just go crazy with that and it can spoil a film if its not expected so if your looking for that this is NOT a film for you .
french language is all over the paperwork also
the dubbing in the film is very very well done and feels accurate too what is being seen and reflects the english dub ok
the japanese dubbing is really nice too listen too and has a real ring of care in the voices but the english dub subtitles dont reflect what the japanese are speaking and the is more of an approximation at best and is reworded at points also
great movie overall and one i can show the children with no fear of violence/sex/nudity etc .
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The story takes place in Japan 2020, 3 days before the Tokyo Summer Olympics. High school student Kokone Morikawa, a headstrong, yet free-spirited girl lives a normal life with her single auto mechanic father as her mother passed away years ago. After a deluge of events, her father is soon placed under arrest for allegedly stealing plans from the automobile giant Shijima Motors, and now up to Kokone to prove his innocence. However, the solution to this might lie in Heartland, a magical dream realm she can visit only by sleeping. Filled with a fair amount of intrigue, suspense, and adventure, Napping Princesses is a film that never relents in letting the audience catch its breath to digest what is truly happening behind the scenes, yet all the better as it isn't too difficult to figure out. With most of the action and story beats happening equally between the real world and Heartland, as a plot device, Heartland has to be the most interesting. Besides being apart of a bedtime tale from Kokone's past, it not only aids in avoiding the sin of expository info-dumping but also acts as a nice force that keeps propelling the story forward. Then again, with a 1-hour run-time and devoid of any subplots, the pacing really speaks for itself as a good example of how to do right by the action-adventure genre.
Even though Heartland leads to some rather baffling parts in the film that never gets fully explained (including one major story point), this is easily forgivable with what it does share compared to many titles that don't bother to meet the audience halfway. And while the second act of the film dials the creativity (or madness) to 11 with an over-the-top and feverish climax, after pouring through the film a second time, it does make perfect sense. Being a family friendly movie, the overall theme of fear and change might not have much impact or make sense to younger viewers, however, should not dissuade anyone - no matter the age from watching.
As far as characters go, I enjoyed the entire cast. Kokone fits nicely as the typical female lead that I tend to gravitate toward: spunky, straightforward, yet earnest where it counts. I even liked the goofy villain, a guy so campy he belongs in a Disney movie. Don't believe me, just check out the brilliant photo introduction he is given. In addition to the original Japanese track, the home release does include an English dub, but found nothing significantly lacking or added in the latter. With Signal M.D being a subsidiary of Production I.G, the overall visuals are stunning. Not being as elaborate or crisp as some of Production I.G's other back catalog offerings, it still holds up nicely. As mavens in the computer graphics department, it's surprising that the film does not flaunt it much aside from flourishing a few scenes where not much goes on.
Slightly chiding the unusual focus on the 2020 Olympics as apart of the setting, after watching the film and seeing the intermingling of old and new, the theme even made more sense. It is all about fighting fear. With 2020 being a milestone year sure to include: changing leadership positions, new opportunities, and even greater uncertainty, fear of the unknown or past fears should not be a roadblock to the future. From Kokone's father interactions with her to the climax battle with the figure known as "Colossus", the motif of fear as well as overcoming it is excellently done. Of course, there is more to the message than that. Granted that Napping Princess does not hit all the sweet spots most anime films I have come to enjoy, it still manages to come close enough for me to admire and hard to dismiss or if I dare must say it: a title you do not want to sleep on.
I do like and recommend the film but it isn't an insta-classic like Your Name, A Silent Voice, or In This Corner of the World. Add it to the queue.