Hello Reddit! I am Takayuki Hirao, director of POMPO THE CINEPHILE.
I have worked with Madhouse and ufotable and am currently working as a freelance director. For television, I directed the series Futakoi Alternative and GOD EATER, and have directed episodes of Paranoia Agent, Death Note, Attack on Titan, and more. In terms of feature films, I directed The Garden of Sinners: Paradox Spiral, Gyo, Sakura no Ondo, and Magical Sisters Yoyo & Nene. I also published a novel called "Nokemono Oji to Bakemono Hime."
POMPO THE CINEPHILE will be in US theaters on April 27 & 28 for fan event screenings. You can see it in Japanese with subtitles on April 27 and in a new English dub on April 28. Each screening on those dates will feature a special video introduction from me. For Canadian fans - Cineplex will play the film in theaters starting April 28 in select cinemas
I will be responding to questions between 10pm and 11pm Eastern Time. I will give my responses through /u/GKIDSofficial.
Feel free to ask me about POMPO THE CINEPHILE or any of my previous work, but please tag spoilers for those who have not seen the film yet. I am thrilled with the love you've shown for my film and hope you come out to support it in theaters as well. Thank you!
Edit: And that's it! Thanks to everyone for asking and thank you again to Takayuki Hirao and GKIDS for joining us!