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‘Napping Princess’ Comes to Blu-ray and DVD Jan. 30

GKIDS and Shout! Factory team up to bring home the Annie-nominated anime feature.

Kenji Kamiyama’s ‘Napping Princess’ comes Jan. 30 to Blu-ray and DVD from GKIDS and Shout! Factory.

LOS ANGELES -- The highly acclaimed 2017 film Napping Princess comes to Blu-ray and DVD from GKIDS and Shout! Factory on Jan. 30.

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. It is 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 for pre-order.

Bonus Features:

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

Source: Shout! Factory, GKIDS

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.

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