Seven Seas Entertainment is excited to announce the license acquisition of the manga series Pompo: The Cinéphile by Shogo Sugitani. Film set chaos, creative slumps, and nervous amateur actors—this is a story about making films that’s soon to be an animated film itself!
Gene Fini, a production assistant and film fanatic in the movie capital Nyallywood, has been working on popcorn films with the baby-faced movie producer Joelle Davidovich “Pompo” Pomponette. One day, Gene finds a script written by Pompo and is blown away. When he says it deserves to be made, Pompo challenges him to do it himself—and now Gene is officially directing his first feature film! The hours are long and the challenges are endless, but Gene’s passion for movies will fuel him through the gauntlet of making his own. This critically acclaimed manga about film-making that started on the online platform pixiv is now an anime feature film itself!
Seven Seas will publish the manga series Pompo: The Cinéphile for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single large-trim editions. Volume 1 will be released in July 2021 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN.