Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari

Napping Princess

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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
Duration: 1 hr. 51 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.841 (scored by 1259412,594 users)
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Ranked: #47962
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Popularity: #3397
Members: 39,211
Favorites: 33

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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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Ending Theme

"Daydream Believer" by Kokone Morikawa (Mitsuki Takahata)


Mar 9, 2023
“Napping Princess” fails on multiple points, but it offers a lot of nostalgic charm that keeps it in good graces. However, the inclusion of Morio is the biggest failure—he offers nothing to the story that the plot itself couldn’t have covered for. Kokone’s also just a crazy person whose condition worsens through-out until she nearly dies.


So, the story begins by establishing a realm of mechanics and magic. But the magic is really just a tablet’s search functions/commands that bring machinery to life. Interesting but not really a good term to use. Nonetheless, the world is a convoluted Capitalistic society with no satisfaction within ...
Apr 1, 2022
Mixed Feelings
There are quite a few widely accepted things in anime capable of turning me away completely from it instantly. Cheap, pointless fanservice, stale dialogue or anime tropes that just won't die - the list is large. These things are usually strewn across the majority of titles, even the ones I like.
As a result, however, I started gravitating towards the titles like the Napping Princess, which can definitely brag as an original piece of work that has at least some heart and soul put into it, rather than following a formula so many have tried, and so few have nailed.

But Napping Princess reminded me of ...
May 4, 2018
Whew... I mean, it's kinda bad but it's almost fascinating how it got this way. The production is pretty solid with generally-nice animation, a good setting (though the Olympics tie-ins are very sparse), and likeable characters, but the fundamental premise is just a stinker and the movie goes practically nowhere. Why did any of the napping segments even exist? Did the studio really just want to make some CGI mech fights? Did they think their plot for the real-life story was too thin (it was)?

I can't say I'm disappointed since I went in knowing this movie doesn't have the best of reputations, but I sure ...

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Anime that comes out of nowhere! [Ancien and the Magic Tablet]
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Anyone watch this at NYICFF?
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