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Modest Heroes, Studio Ponoc’s Theatrical Anthology Film, Gets Full Trailer

Modest Heroes, Studio Ponoc’s Theatrical Anthology Film, Gets First Trailer

Studio Ponoc, the folks behind 2017’s Ghibli-lookin’ Mary and Witch’s Flower, unveiled their second feature, Modest Heroes, a few months back.

Now we’ve got a look at that film via a brand-new trailer.

Modest Heroes is a collection of three shorts, and the first of a series Ponoc is calling Ponoc Short Films Theater.

The trailer describes Modest Heroes’ three short as “stories of miracles.”

The first short, “Kanini & Kanino” is directed by Mary’s Hiromasa Yonebayashi, and is about two crab siblings that speak entirely in “crab language” who set out on the first adventure of their lives.

The second short is “Samurai Egg,” also known as “Life Ain’t Gonna Lose,” which is about a baseball-loving boy named Shun and his mother. It’s directed by Yoshiyuki Momose (animation director for several Isao Takahata films).

Finally, there’s “Invisible,” an “action spectacle” about an invisible man directed by Akihiko Yamashita (animation director for Howl’s Moving Castle, Arrietty and more).

Modest Heroes hits screens in Japan August 24.

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.