Thursday, 8 February 2018

Napping Princess (Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari) ~ #Review #Giveaway

I have been an anime junkie as long as I could remember.  If you liked Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Eden of the East then you will love Kenji Kamiyama's Napping Princess.  I am always looking for a good anime to watch and the Napping Princess was entertaining and I would recommended for the whole family to watch.

It was confusing at first when the movie flips between reality and dreamland.  I had to watch the movie twice to grasps what I missed the first time.  I didn't mind watching again since I enjoyed the movie.

It was the last day of Kokone Morikawa before her summer vacation.  She was reunited with her childhood friend Morio who was home for the summer.  Kokone's dad was a mechanic and was take in by the police.  He sends her a text not to trust a bearded man.  The bearded man shows up and tries to take Kokone but luckily Morio helps Kokone escape and she later discovers that her dreams and reality are interconnected.  Every time Kokone dreams, there are hidden clues to explain what is going on in reality.

Whenever Kokone falls asleep, she dreams of a place called Heartland.   There is a king in Heartland who loves his daughter.  His daughter has magical powers.  The King is worry about his kingdom from the attacks from the evil Colossus.  It attacks the kingdom because it is attractive to the magic from the princess.  Then the fun part is to compare the people and events happening in reality to everything happening in Heartland.

I have always enjoy watching anime with the original Japanese voice actors with subtitles but you don't have to.   It comes with English and French Dub so you don't need the subtitles.

From visionary director Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Eden of the East) comes a sci-fi fantasy that effortlessly weaves together the rapidly evolving technology of today’s world with the fantastic imagination of the next generation, which was nominated for Best Animated Feature – Independent, at this year’s Annie Awards.

The year is 2020, three days before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. While she should be studying for her exams, Kokone Morikawa often dozes off, entering a dream-world called Heartland full of fantastic motorized contraptions. But when her father, a talented but mysterious mechanic, is kidnapped for stealing technology from a powerful corporation, it’s up to Kokone and her childhood friend Morio to save him. Together they realize that Kokone’s dream-world holds the answers to the mystery behind the stolen tech, uncovering a trail of clues to her father’s disappearance and ultimately a surprising revelation about Kokone’s family.

With an ambitious mix of multilayered action, whimsical characters and inventive machines, Napping Princess is a genre- and universe-blending film that shows that following your dreams is sometimes the best way to discover your past.

Available in a Blu-ray/DVD combo and on EST/VOD, Napping Princess is now available.

Bonus Features:

· Interview with Kenji Kamiyama
· Special Interview with Cast
· Intro at Japanese Release
· Okayama Scenery
· Special TV Program
· Trailers and TV Spots


Shout! Factory would like to offer one of my readers to win their own copy of Napping Princess (Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari) DVD.

This giveaway will run from February 8th to March 4th, 2018 (midnight EST). Winner, You have 72 hours to reply. You must be 18+ Open to Canadians and U.S. only Good Luck!  
Psst - Can't win if you don't answer the mandatory question.  I am not responsible for shipping and handling or damages of the prize.  The prize is shipped by the Sponsor and they may substitute the prize depending what is in stock.  Your information will be sent to the Sponsor for the purpose of shipping out the prize.

*Disclosure - The product in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

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