Eiga Daisuki Pompo-san

Pompo: The Cinéphile

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Japanese: 映画大好きポンポさん
English: Pompo: The Cinéphile
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 4, 2021
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: CLAP
Source: Web manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama
Theme: ShowbizShowbiz
Duration: 1 hr. 34 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.161 (scored by 90149,014 users)
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Ranked: #3852
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Popularity: #3762
Members: 29,046
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Joelle Davidovich Pomponette, better known as simply "Pompo," is an extremely talented movie producer, having inherited her grandfather's connections and cinematic eye. Despite her promising outlook, Pompo refuses to produce anything other than trashy B-movies. That is, until she hands her assistant, Gene Fini, a script for an ambitious screenplay about the life of a composer and announces that he has earned his first directorial credit.

Determined to make the film shine, Gene throws himself completely into his work. However, with an overwhelming workload and a deadline only days away, the aspiring director struggles with what must be sacrificed in the name of creation.

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Eiga Daisuki Pompo-san was set to premiere in 2020, but was delayed to March 19, 2021 due to undisclosed circumstances. The release date was then postponed to June 4, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The film was nominated for an Annie Award for Best Indie Feature in the 49th Annual Annie Awards.

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Hirao, Takayuki
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Niizuma, Seiko
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Adachi, Shingo
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Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Dance On Fire" by Seiko Niizuma (新妻聖子)

Nov 23, 2021
I was fortunate enough to watch a screening of this at the Anime NYC convention in November, months before the public release. It was part of a double billing along with Belle, the latest film by Mamoru Hosoda, whom you might know from Wolf Children. While Belle packed the auditorium and received far more hype in the form of its own booth and advertisements all throughout the convention, Pompo felt like the actual masterpiece.

From the very beginning of the movie, the cinematography stunned me. Compared to most other anime, the world of Nyallywood seemed very much alive, colorful, and dynamic. Every scene transition was ...
Dec 30, 2021
“Just like I was saved by movies, I want my movie to be seen and able to save someone.” - Gene Fini

Pompo: The Cinéphile is a 90-minute show about striving in the movie industry, filled with a great proportion balance between comedy and drama, as well as giving audiences a glimpse of how the movie industry and the filmmaking process works.

The story is mainly focused on Gene Fini, who has been entrusted by Pompo in directing a new movie project. Being his first time directing something, he must build up his confidence, overcome his anxiety, and face the upcoming challenges along his journey in order ...
Nov 23, 2021
Pompo: The Cinéphile asks what the gap is between a fun, wacky B-movie and a serious, critical masterpiece. Gene Fini, aspiring director, must realize what a master leaves behind to leap over that gap.

Pompo: The Cinéphile isn't a masterpiece. But it's charming, fast-paced, and in my eyes, a great film. It's aware that reasonable chunks of character development, several really beautiful cinematic shots, and good-looking characters, keep the audience at the edge of their seat without getting fatigued by the length of a masterpiece. Whenever Gene sees a fantastic scene, we as the audience can't help but agree.

If you want to watch ...

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Poll: Eiga Daisuki Pompo-san Episode 1 Discussion
Feorg - Dec 27, 2021
43 replies by Stripes »»
Jan 8, 7:42 PM
A Missed Opportunity for Gene's Character Development
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How is this not popular?
JSimpson2000 - Mar 31, 2022
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Canada: Is the SUB not premiering here?
zz0 - Apr 24, 2022
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USA only: See it in theaters April 27&28th 2022
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