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: 8.131 (scored by 1216112,161 users)
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Ranked: #4442
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Popularity: #3580
Members: 36,565
Favorites: 361

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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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Characters & Voice Actors


Hirao, Takayuki
Director, Sound Director, Storyboard, Screenplay, Art Director
Niizuma, Seiko
Theme Song Performance
Inserted Song Performance
Adachi, Shingo
Character Design


Opening Theme

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


Aug 15, 2022
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
Mixed Feelings
So in the end what is the point of this anime story?
Who exactly are the characters we should highlight? Pompo, Nathalie, Martin, or Gene? Judging from the title, I think this is a story about Pompo. Then in the story Pompo said that the script she wrote was especially for Nathalie, so I thought that the film they were producing was for Nathalie's sake. But apparently the film highlights Martin as a musician. But apparently again in the end the film they made was for Gene's sake, if I'm not mistaken. But apparently again if I'm not mistaken in the end the film they made ...
May 29, 2022
Pompo the Cinephile is a film about everything a manic, starry-eyed filmmaker may imagine a film to be while actually being just about none of those things. From the soulless delivery of film techniques and inspirational advice, to the rose colored depiction of damaging aspects of the creative industry, my eyes slowly glazed over watching this ironic tragedy.

I often say that if a work surrounding an interest or philosophy lacks heart, then I might as well be reading a wiki page. This film is wiki content at its finest, introducing and narrating everything like a documentary, yet even a legitimate documentary would more likely grant ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Eiga Daisuki Pompo-san Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Feorg - Dec 27, 2021
50 repliesby RealMTL »»
Nov 20, 6:28 PM
How is this not popular?
JSimpson2000 - Mar 31, 2022
17 repliesby Zarutaku »»
Oct 8, 7:57 AM
A Missed Opportunity for Gene's Character Development
IHateThis69 - Apr 30, 2022
3 repliesby Gbpabloa »»
Aug 10, 2022 11:03 PM
Canada: Is the SUB not premiering here?
zz0 - Apr 24, 2022
1 repliesby zz0 »»
Apr 26, 2022 5:09 AM
USA only: See it in theaters April 27&28th 2022
Z6890 - Apr 1, 2022
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