Napping Princess

Year:
2017
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(light music)

Napping Princess

(calm piano music)

(horns honking)

Long long ago, in the

kingdom of Heartland,

everyone had the exact same job,

and that was to build machines.

The congestion is awful today.

(sighs)

Where are all those people trying to go?

Right here, to Heartland Castle.

In order to make these machines

our factory must run 24 hours a day.

The King of Heartland

has an unyielding faith

in his technology to build

the very best machines ever

thanks to his great, big, giant factory.

And he truly believes that his machines

are the key to happiness

throughout his entire kingdom.

To try and make the day shift

on time

workers head out as early as 5 a.m.

But with all the congestion it makes sense

that they're still late.

Everybody in the kingdom works

on the long assembly lines that run

throughout the castle's giant factory.

People on the day shift

get off work at 5 p.m.

After which the night shift takes over.

I got away with just

putting in four hours.

- [Man] You were late.

Your pay has been doctored.

I don't believe this.

Hey you!

How long are you gonna

keep riding that bike?

You should buy a new car.

Huh?

Is this a joke?

You either follow the rules around here

or you pay the penalty!

And you, scrap that old thing!

But, sir, this machine still runs great

and it's actually one of

the best I've ever owned.

- [Boss] Rules are rules, you hear me?

- [Man] Oh yes, sir.

- [Ancien] Just another

day living in Eastopolis,

the capital of the kingdom of Heartland.

No matter how bad congestion gets

or how good your old machine

is, no one really cares.

Every single person has to follow

every single rule that has been

handed down from their king.

Despite his people's obedience

there is one matter

that causes a great deal

of heartache to the king.

(explosion)

Princess Ancien, his beloved daughter,

happens to be a sorceress,

and her magic has the potential

to bring misfortune to the kingdom.

(calm music)

(giggles)

When Princess Ancien was three

the king gave her a

stuffed dog as a present.

She named it Joy.

And she magically brought it to life.

(clicking)

JOY WALKS AND TALKS

And send!

(laughing)

My name is Joy.

When she was six Princess Ancien

cast her spells on the

machines in the king's factory,

magically bringing them to life as well.

(applauding)

(giggling)

(gasp)

whoa

There's your magic tablet!

(questing music)

Why are you hidden away in here?

You poor thing.

(alarm blaring)

Wait for me and I'll get

you out of here, okay?

(footsteps echoing)

Did she?

I beg your pardon, sire.

(dramatic music)

(metal clanging)

(groaning)

My name is Ancien Heart.

Basically I'm the princess of this land.

(sigh)

Close one.

Dammit, I'm late!

- [Woman On TV] There are

now just three days left

until the long awaited

2020 Tokyo Olympic games.

Preparations are well underway

for the Gala Opening

ceremony at the brand new--

Sorry, sorry.

I woke up late.

Hmm?

Hey, clad?

Is this how Mr. Miyaki paid

you for fixing his car?

Are you sure?

And is that directly

from Chairman Shijima?

- [Man On Phone] The

chairman wants that tablet.

And if he doesn't get it

he'll be seeing you in court,

do you understand?

Then why would he wait

so long to ask me for it?

- [Man On Phone] This is the last warning

you'll get from me.

(pan sizzling)

Ugh, what would he do if I wasn't here

to make breakfast?

Probably starve.

Dad, food's almost ready.

Could you at least clear

away the Mahjong tiles?

Each Olympic team's athlete

will enter the stadium

in fully automated self-driving cars

throughout the game's opening ceremonies.

True, this will be a historic spectacle

like no other in Olympic history

to implement such an ambitious feat.

Automakers--

Good morning.

So did you find time to visit mom's grave?

Not yet.

Well, let's dig in.

Nice!

I gotta say, I think this might be

my best work to date, you know?

(slurping)

You do know summer vacation

starts tomorrow, right?

Yeah.

So I was thinking, why

don't we go away somewhere?

We used to go on long drives

and camp out all the time, remember?

But I suppose I don't

really have the time.

I should prep for entrance exams.

I'm done.

Your tea.

Hmm?

(calm music)

Kind of early for the

ancestors festival, Dad.

See you tonight, okay?

(typing)

C U 2NITE!

STILL SET ON GOING

TO SCHOOL IN TOKYO?

Why didn't you ask me earlier?

I could barely get a word

out of you during breakfast.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT,

I THINK TOKYO'S COOL!

GOTTA GO SEE MOM.

BACK LATE 2NITE.

You're gonna bring this up now?

Way to just change the subject on me, dad.

MAHJONG AGAIN?

NEED ME THERE?

And dad make sure you get

paid with real money today.

You got that?

Yeah.

(light music)

Good morning, Officer Kijita.

Ah, Kokone!

Good morning to you, too.

You old guys really

burn them in night oil.

Don't keep my dad up too late, all right?

Do it again.

(light music)

Oh hi.

Good morning.

Good morning, Mr. Sawatari.

Hello there, Kokone!

You're looking chipper.

You know me, always positive!

You guys and dad have fun tonight, okay?

Right there, see what

I'm talking about now?

When using text-based social apps

people pretty much

represent themselves as is.

But with photo sharing apps,

they show off every little

detail of their lives

to try and seem more interesting.

You really just used one algorithm

to generate all this?

It's crazy.

Is that?

Hey, Mori, that you?

I knew you were in there.

Kokone.

Wow.

So did you come back

for your summer break?

When did you get into town?

Man, you finally hit your growth spurt.

The Mori I remember was

just a tiny little shrimp

but not anymore I guess.

Hey, would you stop calling me Mori?

Okay, Morio.

Unless you prefer Mister

Morio or my bro Morio?

Hey man, I'm pretty sure that girl

is the Jacket's daughter.

Do you know her or something?

Who is the Jacket?

You know, the guy from the repair shop

who always wears one.

Oh.

Yeah, the one with the skull.

Yup, the Jacket is what kids

are calling Dad these days.

A charming nickname.

By the way, Morio, which

college did you end up going to?

I really hope I can get into a university

in Tokyo like you did.

Hate to break it to you

but you're a long way

from getting there.

What?

Is Tokyo that far?

So then I definitely have

to take a plane, huh?

(light music)

So how's this truck of mine faring?

She ready?

Yeah.

All good to go.

You just tap this here.

And when that part comes up,

tell it where you want to go.

And if the map's right

then you tap it again, see?

Not much profit to be made in helping out

old timers like me, am I right?

What?

I can't say I agree.

It's old folks like you that are hoarding

all the money in the first place.

You don't say.

How much will it be then?

Huh?

Well the price of fixing

your flat tire 2,000 yen.

It's a deal.

And here's something extra for you.

Let's try this out.

Take me to Kayama Hospital.

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