Apparently, Toei really wants us to pop into theaters to see this film.
Earlier today, Toei Animation started streaming the first seventeen minutes of Pop In Q (Popin Q). The footage includes the opening credits, which features the five main characters dancing to P.IDL’s Teenage Blues.
Pop In Q opened in 223 Japanese theatres on December 23.The film was originally slated for a January 2017 premiere, but the opening was moved up to December due to high expectations from Toei.
The film failed to break the top 10 for its opening weekend.
Pop In Q is an original project, which is being produced to celebrate Toei’s 60th anniversary. Naoki Miyahara (PreCure All Stars DX 3D Theater) is directing the project, while Takayuki Uragami fills the roles of character designer and chief animation director. Kouhaku Kuroboshi (Kino’s Journey) provided the original character designs.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Aoi Hioka: Shiori Izawa
- Asahi Omichi: Ari Ozawa
- Saki Tsukui: Tomoyo Kurosawa
- Isumi Kominato: Asami Seto
- Konatsu Tomodate: Atsumi Tanezaki
- Reno: Kouki Uchiyama
- Pokon: Marina Tanoue
- Lucia: Kaori Ishihara
- Daren: Kaede Hondo
- Tadona: M.A.O
- Lupee: Satomi Arai
Pop In Q is set in a world much like ours. It’s the day before graduation, and five middle school girls are busy with the drudgery of everyday life. Suddenly, something truly miraculous happens! These five special ladies are pulled into a fantasy world, where they’re told of an impending crisis. It’s up to these special girls to bring the world together and ward off calamity by uniting their hearts in dance. Sadly, these young ladies are unable to find their love of this world, and they can’t open up to one another. The clock is ticking, and the world (not to mention graduation!) rests upon their shoulders.
Several character visuals and a over a half dozen teaser trailers were released to promote the film. You can check these out below:
Source: YouTube (Toei Animation)