Synopsis: Pompo, a movie producer, has been shooting one B-grade entertainment flick after another that anyone would enjoy. However, when her assistant spots a script and is moved by the story, she tells him to direct it.
Pompo The Cinephile is the best-animated movie of the year that will make anime’s toughest critics a fan of the genre. It’s one of those movies that’s made for both kids and adults that watch movies as a family as the jokes will not make parents roll their eyes and feel as if it’s a chore to watch a kids movie as most often do(here’s looking at you Hotel Transylvania). The script is a masterclass in writing with visual spectacles that will go down as some of the years best CGI.
Ai Kakuma gives a magnetic voice performance as Mystia, embodying her character and going full throttle in making us believe every line she delivers. Hiroya Shimizu also gives us a great understated performance as Gene that makes us root for him in every scene. I’m not personally a huge anime fan or even a casual one, Pompo The Cinephile however is one of those transcending movies that put a huge smile on my face from start to finish.
If you want to give your kids something new for a spin, I would highly recommend Pompo The Cinephile as it’s kinda like Entourage for kids seeing how movies get made in this fantasy world. It’s always entertaining to see movies about movies getting made and Pompo delivered exceedingly.
Overall Grade: 4/5 stars
Written By: AJ Friar