Upcoming: Hirune Hime - The Unknown Story of Me
Hirune Hime, to be released on March 17th, is anticipated to be the next big animated film hit to come out of Japan. The story focuses on Kokone, a girl who has recurring strange dreams.
"This fender and genre-bending film takes us into the not-too-distant machine-driven future. 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? Like all the best anime, the film revels in multilayered fantasy to show how sometimes opposites—waking and dreaming, the past and the future—are far more intertwined than they appear." -NYICFF
The film is a project from Signal MD. Studios, relatively fresh competitors in the anime industry, most notably known for Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note which holds an average score of 6.27 on MyAnimeList.net. Will this be Signal MD's breakthrough film?