Drama

​ANIME SUPREMACY! ​

ハケンアニメ !

Directed by: Kōhei Yoshino
2022 / 128 minutes / Unclassified all ages

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Delightful story about people pouring their passion into anime production

Hitomi switched careers to join an animation production company, where she spends years working her way up the ladder and finally gets to direct an anime series. However, she has to win the cooperation of stubborn craftsman-like staff to create an anime to her satisfaction. Moreover, the producer is focused on the bottom line and cuts no slack for newbie Hitomi. Plus, her anime occupies the same time slot as the hotly anticipated new anime from Chiharu, a revered genius director. Hitomi feels crushed by the pressure, but the seemingly confident Chiharu also feels the weight of everyone’s expectations. 

This exciting drama is a live-action movie, and yet it amply captures the fascination of anime through the two directors’ unique worlds and behind-the-scenes introductions to the work of numerous people on the production staff. Don’t miss this duel between two leading young actors, namely Riho Yoshioka playing the hard-working Hitomi and Tomoya Nakamura as the princely genius Chiharu. Not to mention, top creators including Production I.G produced the anime sequences in the film!  

Audience warning: contains mild sexual references

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Palace Electric, Canberra

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Palace Electric, Canberra

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Palace Raine Square, Perth

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Palace Barracks, Brisbane

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Palace Barracks, Brisbane

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Palace Raine Square, Perth

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The Kino, Melbourne

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The Kino, Melbourne

Friday 9th December
18:00

Palace Verona, Sydney

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Sunday 11th December
14:00

Palace Norton Street, Sydney

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Screens in: Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney

Director: Kōhei Yoshino

Cast: Riho Yoshioka, Tomoya Nakamura, Tasuku Emoto and Machiko Ono

Genre: Drama

Language(s): Japanese with English subtitles