Kenji Kamiyama’s Napping Princess to broadcast on VICELAND UK

VICELAND released another stealth announcement a week ago and today we now have confirmation!

Kenji Kamiyama’s latest film Napping Princess will be broadcast on UK television channel VICELAND UK starting Tuesday 27th March 2018 at 9:00pm (British Standard Time) in English audio. This is also one of the latest releases from UK distributor Anime Limited which is available to own on Blu-ray and DVD.

Kokone should be diligently studying for her university entrance exams, but she just can’t seem to stay awake. Aside from stealing precious study time, her napping is even more distracting, as it brings on strange dreams with warring machines that hint at family secrets that have been dormant for years.

She can’t ask her father, a hipster mechanic more talented and artful than his job requires, as he’s always busy modifying motorcycles and cars in flights of fancy. What are these visions that lead Kokone at once closer to and farther away from her family?

You can read Anime UK News’ review on the film here.

VICELAND UK will also be showing a number of other anime properties throughout the next seven days.

TV Series:

Kill la Kill returns to VICELAND with the first two episodes on Friday 23rd March starting 12:00am (00:00) with another batch of episodes the next day followed by more on Tuesday 26th March.

Eureka Seven returns to VICELAND also with the first two episodes on Monday 26th March starting 6:00am (and then repeated at 4:00pm the same day) with another batch of episodes the next day at the same timeframe.


On Friday 23rd March, Patema Inverted from Time of Eve director Yasuhiro Yoshiura will be broadcast at 9:00pm.

On Saturday 24th March, Akira from director Katsuhiro Otomo will be broadcast at 9:00pm.

On Sunday 25th March, A Letter to Momo from Jin-Roh director Hiroyuki Okiura will be broadcast at 6:15pm. It will also be shown once again on Tuesday 27th March at 6:45pm just before Napping Princess premieres on the channel.

You can check out VICELAND’s offerings over on their main website as well as their social media feed. The channel is shown on Sky 153 and also part of the NOW TV subscription service.


Grav is your average generic anime character who went to University, joined and took over the Sheffield Hallam anime society, graduated, got a job, and after various tropes is now back at University. He considers himself a man of culture and likes a lot of anime, even the ones that are considered bad. He likes harems, isekai and pouts too.

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