Official website for the anime movie of Mizuki Tsujimura‘s Lonely Castle in Mirror (Kagami no KojōA teaser trailer was released by ) novel on Thursday. The trailer shows that the actress is Ami TōmaAfter auditioning, he was cast as protagonist Kokoro. The film’s new trailer and visual also reveal additional cast members, as well the film’s opening date of December 23, 2017.
The site is also streaming a video highlighting Tōma as director Keiichi HaraShe tells her that she has won the role. The video captures her audition and shows her thoughts about the process.
As announced previously, Keiichi Hara (Colorful, Miss Hokusai, The WonderlandThe film is directed by ). A-1 Pictures. Miho MaruoHara’s script was written and directed by. Miss Hokusai The Wonderlandfilm scripts. Keigo Sasaki (Blue Exorcist, ERASED, The Seven Deadly Sins() designs the characters and is the chief animator. Russian artist Ilya KuvshinovWho drew the character designs? The WonderlandHe is known for his visual concepts and castle design. Harumi FuukiHara’s music composer, Claude, is back. ShochikuDistributing the film.
The novel was published in English by Doubleday in April 2021. It describes the story:
Seven teenagers wake up in a quiet neighborhood of Tokyo to see their bedroom mirrors shining.
One touch and they are transported from their lonely lives to a beautiful castle full of winding stairways. They are presented with clues that lead to a secret room, where they will each be granted a wish. They will be punished if they don’t leave the castle by 5 o’clock.
The devastating truth is that only those who are willing to share their stories can save the world.
Tsujimura published the original novel in Japan in 2017. It won the 2018 Japan Bookellers’ Award. Da VinciThe magazine’s Book of the Year List in 2017 won the grand prize at the King’s Brunch Book Prize 2017. On October 18, Erewhon will publish a hardcover English version of the novel.
Tsujimura’s Anime Supremacy (Haken Anime!A live-action adaptation of the novel was also created by Vertical. It opened in May 20th. Vertical published the novel in English in Oct 2017.
Tsujimura was also the author of the story. Naoshi Arakawa‘s A School Frozen in TimeVertical also released the manga in English. Tsujimura also wrote the script. Doraemon the Movie – Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Experiment2019 anime film
Update:The October 18th date for Erewhon’s English hardcover edition of the novel was rescheduled. Thanks, Ampharos.
Sources: Lonely Castle in MirrorComic Natalie is the anime film’s website