Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari

Napping Princess

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Napping Princess: The Story of the Unknown Me, Ancien and the Magic Tablet
Japanese: ひるね姫~知らないワタシの物語~
English: Napping Princess
French: Hirune Hime-Rêves éveillés
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 18, 2017
Licensors: NYAV Post, GKIDS
Studios: Signal.MD
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 1 hr. 51 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.871 (scored by 1138111,381 users)
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Ranked: #44642
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Popularity: #3159
Members: 35,950
Favorites: 31

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Kokone Morikawa has a strange napping disease that distracts her from reality, one that makes the world of her dreams and the real world near indistinguishable. In reality, she is an average high school student preparing for her university entrance exams; but in her dreams she is a magical princess of Heartland, a machine-driven future where the use of artificial intelligence is forbidden.

Within the seemingly imaginary dreamland, Kokone discovers more about her family's past and the secret that her father, a talented mechanic, has tried to protect her from. However, as the events between two worlds intertwine, she must now protect the secret from villainous entities, both dream-like and terrifyingly real.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Sakurai, Yoshiki
Kamiyama, Kenji
Director, Script, Storyboard, Original Creator
Hata, Shouji
Sound Director
Kise, Kazuchika
Episode Director, Chief Animation Director


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"Daydream Believer" by Kokone Morikawa (Mitsuki Takahata)

May 27, 2017
garyborken (All reviews)
This film just came out last week in my country.

Kamiyama Kenji has always been a very special director to me. His S.A.C. series is by far the best take on the Ghost in the Shell IP in my opinion, it's one of, if not THE one all time favorite anime of mine. I always hope this guy could get more attention and get more things done.

However "Hirune Hime" is kind of underwhelming. It's not really a bad film but the pacing is weird, the narrative is kind of childish, and the dialogue said too much.

In parts it kind reminds me of some of Kon Satoshi's read more
Nov 5, 2017
Aman_Bhaskar (All reviews)
Ever since my childhood, one of few things which intrigued me the most is these weird visions i had during my sleep, that is, dreams. Its quite funny that we don't know what has been in stored for us be fore we sleep, and what had happened after we woke up, even though everything just took place inside our heads. Hirune Hime (napping Princess) , the movie in question, Also tried to explore this concept of dreams in a interesting way, But unfortunately failed at properly executing the idea.

Well, Before watching it, I really had no idea what the movie is going to be about, read more
Dec 6, 2017
A1E1BA (All reviews)
>Mild spoilers<

Story [9/10]
The story of Hirune Hime was unique and delivered in a respectable manner; not too overly confusing and paced well enough for the viewer to start connecting points after a certain time.
The ending isn't particularly ambiguous in my view (the Collosus could be human-operated technology/resilience while "magic" is the advent of automation).
My only major gripes with the story and its transitions is Morio immediately accepting the situation and barely questioning anything and Kokone's great escape being a bit awkward.

Art [9/10] *The point I enjoyed most about the movie.
The artstyle here isn't your standard anime style of drawing characters, I felt that the characters read more
Jun 21, 2017
regularfanb0y (All reviews)
This movie has just been released in my country. Its screen name in my country is translated "Decoding the dreams". Knowing that shouldn't judge a book by its cover but I didn't expect much about this movie in the first place.

The best thing of this film is its beautiful visual (but not that breathtaking).
Mysterious, adventurous, fantasy, are what I can say about its genre.

Sounds like a Ghibli movie but I considered much worse.

The concept of this movie reminds a lot about Steamboy (the dream of automation) and Paprika (dreams - reality blending).

I have to say the story is its ultimate weakness. It read more

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