Poupelle of Chimney Town is an intricately woven story of adolescence in the form of a children’s book. It urges its readers to rise above and beyond the ‘smoke’ caused by their version of ‘chimney town.’
Poupelle represents the crushed hopes and dreams of children when faced with reality and adulthood.
Akihiro Nishino and a group of 35 illustrators have worked behind the 41 beautiful artworks presented in the book.
The whole story of Poupelle of Chimney Town will be released as an anime film in December 2020. The official website of Poupelle of Chimney Town has released a new trailer for the upcoming anime.
You can also catch the English subtitled version of the trailer here.
The trailer features Lubichhi and Poupelle and their adventures in the town filled with chimneys. The animation shows a splendid world that is full of rich and intricate features.
A chimney cleaner boy and a being born from a lost heart and trash, how will their story unfold? The trailer also unveils the ending theme song, which is created by Akihiro Nishino himself. Poupelle of Chimney Town anime film is animated by Studio 4°C (Berserk Golden Age, Memo).
A new visual of Poupelle and the Chimney Town was also released on the official website. In the visual, Lubichhi and Poupelle can be seen sitting on top of a tall chimney.
It is portraying the scene where Lubichhi tells Poupelle about his lost pendant. The backdrop of the visual is breathtaking.
Akihiro Nishino has made the entire book available online for free. He believes that it is better if his work is known by a billion people rather than bought by just a few thousand.
You can read Poupelle of Chimney Town with all the 41 gorgeous illustrations on the line blog of Nishino.
The film will also feature some new characters and scenes which were not present in the original book.
This will keep things interesting for those who haven’t read the book as well as those who have.
The staff for the film includes:
Position Staff Other Works Director Yusuke Hirota CGI director of Berserk and Baby Blue movie Supervisor, Original Creator Akihiro Nishino Character Design Atsuko Fukushima Labyrint, Giovanni’s Island
About Poupelle of Chimney Town
Poupelle of Chimney Town by Akihiro Nishino is an intricately woven children’s book.
In a town surrounded by tall walls, the sky is not visible due to the smoke that comes out from the uncountable chimneys.
On the day of Halloween, a deliveryman drops a heart which he was supposed to deliver. Unable to find it, he gave up and went back, but the heart kept thumping in a pile of trash.
A trashman emerged from the heart and began his own adventure as he found an unexpected friend in the town.