July 8 (Sat) 2017, An animation movie “Mary and the Witch’s Flower” （メアリと魔女の花）will celebrate the theatrical release. Director Hiromasa Yonebayashi （米林宏昌）who painted the sensibility of a female girl in a studio ghibli with “Arrietty”（借りぐらしのアリエッティ）, “When Marnie Was There（思い出のマーニー）” . He finished his work in Ghibli and found a new anime studio Ponock. “Mary and the Witch’s Flower” is the first Movie from this studio.The origin of the name of “Ponok” is Croatian, meaning “0 o’clock midnight, the day began and it became zero, a new day begins again”. Director Uri Hayashi wondered what he thought of his idea.
Director Yonebayashi said:
After the work When the Marnie was there, and “Marney” is a work of “static”, this time I want to make a work of “dynamic”, emotions and emotions appear in the new work, I made it with the desire to make it work that goes around and moves like that a girl moving across a vast space riding on the broom.
After a while since making “Marnie”, Nishimura producer tells me, “What will you do next?” And I said “I will do it!” It was already decided that the Studio Ghibli production division had already been decided to close at that point, but still I would like to create a single work. I did not understand what it would be like at all, but if I did not do it, I will do it. So I decided to move on to the next action.
After that, I went to the library with Nishimura Producer and two people started from searching for the original. I hope to concentrate on making works, but Nishimura Producer seems really hard at finding real estate and doing the procedure of the new studio.”
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