Monday, February 5, 2018

Napping Princess Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Review and Giveaway (2 Winners)

Disclosure:  We received a free copy of this DVD to facilitate our honest and unbiased review.  All thoughts and opinions are those of the Shelly's Bits and Pieces Giveaway.  Please note that the sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.


From visionary director Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Eden of the East) comes a sci-fi fantasy that effortlessly weaves together the rapidly evolving technology of today’s world with the fantastic imagination of the next generation, which was nominated for Best Animated Feature – Independent, at this year’s Annie Awards.

The year is 2020, three days before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. While she should be studying for her exams, Kokone Morikawa often dozes off, entering a dream-world called Heartland full of fantastic motorized contraptions. But when her father, a talented but mysterious mechanic, is kidnapped for stealing technology from a powerful corporation, it’s up to Kokone and her childhood friend Morio to save him. Together they realize that Kokone’s dream-world holds the answers to the mystery behind the stolen tech, uncovering a trail of clues to her father’s disappearance and ultimately a surprising revelation about Kokone’s family.

With an ambitious mix of multilayered action, whimsical characters and inventive machines, Napping Princess is a genre- and universe-blending film that shows that following your dreams is sometimes the best way to discover your past.

My kids have never watched any anime, so I was not sure exactly what to expect when we received Napping Princess to review.  The DVD is targeted to kids ages 9+, and when you watch it for a little while, you understand why.  The story is a complex one and you have to pay attention to follow it.  It goes back and forth between Kokone's dreamworld and reality until almost the end of the movie.  Our main kid viewers were a 9 year old male, 8 year old female, followed by a 13 year old female, 19 year old female, and me.  Since my kids were not familiar with the genre, it took them a few minutes to get used to the ways the characters looked and their clothes.  They had no real problems following the movie, and they liked the sci-fi aspect of it.  Our 13 year old guest seemed to enjoy the movie the most and she actually borrowed it to share with some of her 11-14 year old friends.

Are you interested in checking this movie out for yourself?  Do you like Anime, Sci-fi, or have an older child or teen who does?  Simply enter on the rafflecopter form below and you could win!  Two lucky Shelly's Bits and Pieces readers will be randomly chosen, from the rafflecopter entries!



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31 comments:

Marty C. said...

My daughter is super into anime at the moment.

Ken Ohl said...

my little niece wold love this I think

Natosha Miller said...

I would love to watch this, I"m a big Anime fan and would love to keep for myself to watch it.

Natosha Miller said...

I found out about this on a facebook group post.

Just Another Modest Mom said...

My oldest daughter.

Just Another Modest Mom said...

On Facebook.

Trim girl said...

With my brother. He loves Kenji Kamiyama

Trim girl said...

I seen this giveaway on FB

MaryAnn said...

I would share this with my daughter.

MaryAnn said...

I found out about the giveaway on Tight Wad in Utah blog giveaway link.

Anonymous said...

Would share with my nieces...

Lisa Vanhook

Joseph Wallace said...

I would share this movie with my brother if I won. He loves Anime. Thanks for the giveaway. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

Gabrielly said...

My niece would love this.

Gabrielly said...

I found the giveaway here http://www.tightwadinutah.com

Kat Balog said...

My kids and I love anime so I would watch with them.

ahavah said...

I'm a big anime fan, and I've been introducing my 9-year-old niece to the medium. She loves Mamoru Hosoda films like The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children and Summer Wars. Napping Princess sounds like it would be right up our ally, with its female lead and fantastical setting!

Donna said...

My whole family likes anime and I would definitely watch this with my niece

Amber C said...

I would share this with my niece. My whole family loves anime!

Nancy said...

If I won, I'd share this with the grandchildren. I am not sure if they have seen any anime yet.

Nancy
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juanita may said...

If I won, I'd share this with the grandchildren. Not sure if they anime or not.

Trim girl said...

A friend of mine actually entered and i saw it on her FB page

Charlene S. said...

Both of my sons are anime fans. This would be for them :)

dlhaley said...

I would like to win this for my grandkids.

Richard Brandt said...

I would share this with the twins. We love the Studio Ghibli stuff.

Richard Brandt said...

Found your giveaway via Airplanes and Dragonflies.

LeAnn Harbert said...

This will be for my granddaughters.

LeAnn Harbert said...

I saw giveaway on Airplanes and Dragonflies

Shakeia Rieux said...

I would share with my niece's

Shakeia Rieux said...

I learned about the giveaway on Airplanes and Dragonflies

Eileen Boyce said...

I'd watch with my sweet granddaughter who is recouping from a bad car wreck. yes on Anime.

Leela said...

I'd love it for my kids.