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Roku Adds ‘Poupelle of Chimney Town’ Anime Film Streaming

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What is the secret of the town covered in smoke, where everyone has forgotten to look up? This is the story of a young boy and a man made of garbage who look for “stars.”
© Akihiro Nishino / Poupelle of Chimney Town Production Committee

The anime feature film Poupelle of Chimney Town is based on the children’s property by Akihiro Nishino and saw a December 25th, 2020 debut in theaters in Japan. With that having come and gone, the North American side was handled by Eleven Arts and we’ve had a home video release and a theatrical run. With the film previously added to Roku with its English dub, the company has now added the subtitled side recently here.

Check out our review of the film.

The dub was directed by Jamie Simone based on the screenplay adaptation by John Sutherland.

The English dub cast includes:

  • Tony Hale as Poupelle
  • Antonio Raul Corbo as Lubicchi
  • Stephen Root as Bruno
  • Misty Lee as Lola
  • Hasan Minhaj as Scoop
  • Tristan Allerick Chen as Antonio
  • Greg Chun as Mr. Suu
  • Ray Chase as Toshiaki
  • Candace Kozack as Rebecca
  • James Mathis as Dan
  • Kari Wahlgren as Dorothy
  • Aleks Le as Dennis Letter the 15th
  • Mick Wingert as Patch
  • Laura Post as Claire
  • Fred Tatasciore as Toppo

Kyle Hebert will handle additional voices.

The film is directed by Yusuke Hirota working from the screenplay by Akihiro Nishino. Atsuko Fukushima is handling the character designs with Aeon Entertainment handling the production.

The Japanese cast includes Masataka Kubota as Poupelle, Mana Ashida as Lubicchi, Tatekawa Shinosuke as Bruno, Eiko Koike as Lola, Shingo Fujimori as Scopp, Toru Nomaguchi as Reta XV, Sairi Itō as Antonio, Seiji Miyane as Toshiaki, Shōsei Ōhira as Dennis, Kazuki Iio as Sue, Takaya Yamauchi as Eyepatch, and Jun Kunimura as Dan.

The opening theme song by HYDE is “Halloween Party.”

Check out the official site and Twitter.

Plot Concept: Poupelle of Chimney Town is the story of young Lubicchi living among the thick smoke from the chimneys of his isolated town, yearning to see the “stars” —to know the truth —his father always told him about. One Halloween night he meets Poupelle, a man made of garbage, and together they look to the sky as their adventure begins. Spectacularly beautiful, filled with inspiring performances and splendid music and sound effects, and produced at Tokyo’s famed Studio 4ºC, Poupelle of Chimney Town brings laughter, tears and joy.

Japanese release artwork: