The Creative Team Behind 'Pompo: The Cinéphile' Reunites to Work on Original Anime Film: 'Wasted Chef'

What You Need to Know:

  • The creative team behind Pompo: The Cinéphile, a film that captured the hearts of many with its love for movies, has reunited for an exciting new project!
  • Shingo Adachi, who is known for his work on Lycoris Recoil and Sword Art Online, will be in charge of character design. Kenta Matsukuma, who made his film music composition debut with Pompo: The Cinéphile and went on to contribute to Kamen Rider Black Sun, will compose the music. Animation production will be handled by CLAP, whose latest work, The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes, was selected for the prestigious Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
  • This film marks Takayuki Hirao’s first time directing a completely original work! It’s a fresh film by a seasoned team. Intriguingly, the project is code named “Wasted Chef,” making it a cooking-themed film?! Please look forward to it!
  • Staff

    Director: Takayuki Hirao
    Notable works: Pompo: The Cinéphile (Director), Majokko Shimai no Yoyo to Nene (Director)
    Character Design: Shingo Adachi
    Notable works: Lycoris Recoil (Director), Sword Art Online (Character Design)
    Music: Kenta Matsukuma
    Notable works: Pompo: The Cinéphile (Music), Kamen Rider Black Sun (Music)
    Animation Production: CLAP
    Notable works: Pompo: The Cinéphile (Theatrical release 2021), The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes (Theatrical release 2022)

    Pompo: The Cinéphile Screening & Q&A with Director Hirao at Anime Expo2023

    Director Takayuki Hirao will be participating in Anime Expo 2023, scheduled to take place from July 1 to 4 in Los Angeles. During the event, we are excited to host a special screening of Pompo: The Cinéphile, followed by a director Q&A session.

    Guest: Director Takayuki Hirao
    Date & Time: 13:00 on July 1 (PDT)
    Venue: Room 403
    Contents: Pompo: The Cinéphile screening + Q&A with Director Hirao

    Special screenings are also being held in Japan to commemorate the second anniversary of the film’s release!

Source: Official Press Release