Japan Media Arts Festival Overseas Promotion

Creator's File - Animation

No. 51


Animation Director / Costume Design Cooperation
This film is NAKAMURA Shoko’s first time working on the Magical Doremi series. Major works as an animation director include Gurren Lagann, Mushi-Shi, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, and Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine. She was the chief director and concept designer of PENGUINDRUM. She made her film directorial debut on Dou Kyu Sei: Classmates.
©Toei / Toei Animation
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25th Japan Media Arts Festival Animation Division Jury Selections
Looking for Magical Doremi
2021 / Animated Feature Film / 91:00
Original Story: TODO Izumi
Director: SATO Junichi / KAMATANI Haruka
Screenplay: KURIYMA Midori
Music: OKU Keiichi
Character Designs / General Animation Director: UMAKOSHI Yoshihiko
Animation Directors: NAKAMURA Shoko / ISHINO Satoshi / SATO Masayuki / BABA Mitsuko/ NISHII Terumi / URAGAMI Takayuki
Storyboards: KAMATANI Haruka / SATO Junichi / IGARASHI Takuya / TANI Azuma
Production Manager: MURAKAMI Akihiro
University student NAGASE Sora living in Nagoya wants to become a teacher but lacks confidence and is confused about his career path.
YOSHIZUKI Mire returns to Japan from abroad, gets the job she wanted in Tokyo as an office worker, but faces difficulties in fitting in.
Part-timer KAWAYATSU Reica of Onomichi is saving up money for her dream of going to college, but her loser boyfriend messes her life up.
They have nothing in common, from age, personality, to place of residence, but they all can't see the future that they have envisioned and are deeply lost in life! Somehow Magical Doremi brings them together?!
After their fateful encounter at the Maho Dou (Magic Hall), a western-style building in Kamakura where witch's apprentices used to gather, the three set out on a journey to Hida-Takayama, Kyoto, and Nara, all the places associated with Magical Doremi! The three spend an irreplaceable time laughing, crying, and supporting each other, realizing that Doremi and her friends have always been with them.

©Asumiko Nakamura/Akaneshinsha, Aniplex
Dou Kyu Sei: Classmates
2025 / Animated Feature Film / 60:00
© ikunichawder/pingroup
2011 / Animated TV series / 23 min × 24 episodes