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Ancien and the Magic Tablet

Ancien and the Magic Tablet (ひるね姫 〜知らないワタシの物語〜, Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari, lit. Napping Princess: The Story of the Unknown Me) is a 2017 Japanese animated fantasy film produced by Signal.MD, written and directed by Kenji Kamiyama and starring Mitsuki Takahata.[1] It was released in Japan by Warner Bros. Pictures on March 18, 2017.[2][3][4]

Ancien and the Magic Tablet
Hirune Hime Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari poster.jpeg
Japanese ひるね姫 〜知らないワタシの物語〜
Hepburn Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari
Literally Napping Princess: The Story of the Unknown Me
Directed by Kenji Kamiyama
Produced by
  • Naoki Iwasa
  • Yoshiki Sakurai
Screenplay by Kenji Kamiyama
Music by Yoko Shimomura
Cinematography Hiroshi Tanaka
Distributed by
Release date
  • March 18, 2017 (2017-03-18) (Japan)
  • August 16, 2017 (2017-08-16) (Europe)
Running time
111 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

A English-dubbed version was released in the United Kingdom from August 16, 2017; whereas the United States will receive a US-dubbed version sometime later in August.



Kokone has university exams to prepare for, but instead she dozes off. Even when her father is unceremoniously arrested prior to the Tokyo Olympics and the family is hiding away a mystery or two she finds herself taking refuge in sleep where thrills await her. Could there be more to her dreams?


Original Japanese CastEdit

European English CastEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Kenji Kamiyama's Hirune Hime Anime Film Reveals Teaser Poster, March 2017 Release". Anime News Network. July 12, 2016. Retrieved August 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ "ひるね姫 知らないワタシの物語". (in Japanese). Retrieved August 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ Chapman, Paul (October 30, 2016). ""Hirune Hime" Director Kenji Kamiyama Speaks at Waseda University". Crunchyroll. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  4. ^ "高畑充希が主人公名義で主題歌「デイ・ドリーム・ビリーバー」歌う/映画『ひるね姫』". moviecollection. 2016-11-24. Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i "UK's Anime Limited Reveals Napping Princess English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. August 4, 2017. Retrieved August 4, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Rie Kugimiya Cast in Kenji Kamiyama's Hirune Hime Anime Film". Anime News Network. November 11, 2016. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 

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