Studio Ponoc’s The Imaginary Coming to Netflix on July 5!

The Imaginary from Yoshiyuki Momose (Spirited Away) and Studio Ponoc!

Variety has announced that Studio Ponoc‘s latest film The Imaginary is set to debut globally on Netflix on July 5th. This is the story of a young girl and her imaginary companion discover a magical world of creatures and places never before seen — but a sinister force threatens to destroy it.

Teaser Visual:

© 2023 Ponoc

CAST:
Kokoro Terada as Rudger
Rio Suzuki as Amanda
Sakura Andō as Lizzie
Riisa Naka as Emily
Takayuki Yamada as Jinzan
Atsuko Takahata as Downbeat Grandma
Issey Ogata as Mr. Bunting
Akira Terao as Old Dog
Hana Sugisaki as Aurora
Teiya Ichiryūsai as Honneko Garigari
Mitsuaki Kanuka as Koyuki
Ikue Ōtani as Doron
Kokoro Hirasawa as Julia
Eito Kawahara as John

The film’s official english website describes the story as follows:

His name is Rudger.
A boy no one can see.
An Imaginary,
imagined by Amanda, who has lost love.

But Imaginaries disappear
when they are forgotten by humans.
Lost without hope, Rudger arrives
at The Town of Imaginaries,
where Imaginaries once forgotten by humans
live together…

The story of The Imaginary is based on A.F. Harrold and illustrator Emily Gravett’s 2014 novel “The Imaginary”, a remarkable book that garnered literary awards, winning the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) Book Award and the British Book Design and Production Award, was longlisted for CILIP’s Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal for acclaimed children’s literature, and was highly praised in the media.

Source: Variety

© 2023 Ponoc

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