Director Mamoru Hosoda’s anime movie “Dragon and Freckles Princess” will be broadcasted for the first time on terrestrial TV on the 23rd in the frame of Nippon Television’s “Friday Road Show” (every Friday at 9:00). A topical work that is recorded a blockbuster of 6.6 billion yen, which was the third highest domestic box office revenue last year, will appear.
“Princess of Dragons and Freckles,” Hosoda’s biggest hit ever, was selected as the official selection of the Cannes International Film Festival “Cannes Premiere” and was well received worldwide. In particular, the many songs sung by Kaho Nakamura, together with the detailed images, have an overwhelming presence in work.
The theme song “U” ( millennium parade x Belle), written by Daiki Tsuneda, was also a big hit, and she made her first appearance at last year’s NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen. Set in the Internet world depicted in “Summer Wars,” this work can be said to be the culmination of Hosoda’s work, with a teenage high school girl as the heroine for the first time since “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.”
The main character, who is deeply hurt by the death of his mother, finds an essential existence in the virtual world on the Internet, where 5 billion people gather, called “another reality,” and worries and conflict. The story of courage and hope to walk hard into the future is depicted on an overwhelming scale.
Since high school student Suzu (Nakamura) lost her mother (Shimamoto Sumi) in a river accident when she was young, she has been unable to sing her favorite songs. Suzu keeps her heart close to his father (Koji Yakusho) and his childhood friend Shinobu (Ryo Narita). One day, he was invited by his best friend Hiroka ( Rira Ikuta ) to participate in a virtual space on the Internet called “U.”
In, where 5 billion people participate, it was a world where you could create an alter ego called and live a completely different life. Suzu, who shouldn’t be able to sing, was able to sing naturally as named “Bell.” The song of her Bell became a hot topic in no time, and she became famous worldwide as a diva. On the day of Bell’s large-scale concert, hundreds of millions of gather. Suddenly, a mysterious existence called “Dragon” appeared in front of Bell with a roaring sound.