Review: Napping Princess (Kenji Kamiyama, 2017)

The filmography of writer-director Kenji Kamiyama is rife with updates of beloved anime or manga properties, most notably a TV expansion of Ghost in the Shell. What characterises most of his visions is a penchant for political commentary, which is a tad less prominent in his latest project, Napping Princess, a more straightforward fantasy adventure with some sci-fi dressing.

Well, straightforward might be a stretch, for though the core of the film is a sweet father-daughter relationship, the convolutions of the surrounding fantasy story can cumulatively feel a little exhausting by the time of the finale. That said, there’s still plenty to enjoy in this hectic tale…

Full review for SciFiNow

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