News Reporting

Hirune Hime’s Second PV Features The Monkees’ “Daydream Believer” Cover


Hey, hey, it’s Mitsuki Takahata.

Yesterday, the official Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari (Napping Princess: The Story of the Unknown Me) film’s website updated with a new promotional video. The 105-second trailer confirms a March 18 première, and offers a preview of the film’s main theme song.

Kenji Kamiyama (Eden of the East, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) will direct the project at I.G. Port’s newest anime subsidiary studio, Signal.MD. Kamiyama also wrote the film’s script. Satoko Morikawa (Eden of the East, Tico and Friends) is providing character designs, while Yoko Shimomura (Xenoblade Chronicles, Kingdom Hearts) scores the soundtrack. Shigeto Koyama (Michiko & Hatchin, Moribito – Guardian of the Spirit) is in charge of mechanical designs.

hirune-hime-visual-001-20161117Mitsuki Takahata will perform the opening theme song, which is a cover of The Monkees’ Daydream Believer.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Kokone Morikawa: Mitsuki Takahata
  • Morio: Shinnosuke Mitsushima
  • Watanabe: Arata Furuta
  • Kijita: Tomoya Maeno
  • Isshin Shijima: Hideki Takahashi
  • Momotarō: Yosuke Eguchi
  • Joy: Rie Kugimiya

Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari will be set in the Okayama prefecture in 2020, just days before the start of the Tokyo Olympics. The film focuses on the relationship between Kokone and her father, and the secrets held between them. Lately, Kokone has been having the same dream night after night, which she learns is connected to a family secret that she had never known about.

Warner Brothers released a promo video for the film in May. You can check it out below:

Source: Oricon Style

About the author

Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

Anime Herald

Support Anime Herald

Anime Herald is brought to you through our Patrons and Ko-fi supporters. Consider backing us for as little as $1 a month to help us keep the site ad-free and pay a fair rate to our writers.

Patrons and backers can access several benefits, including Early Article Access, our members-only Discord, and the ability to suggest articles for our team to write on your behalf.



Latest Posts

History

VHS Trading and Fansubs in the Modern Era

No matter what the future holds, it is obvious that anime fans are an industrious bunch who have a history of doing whatever it takes to access the media they love and preserving some of our oldest traditions.

By Borealis Capps