The official YouTube channel of Shochiku, a Japanese film distribution company, revealed a new trailer for Lonely Castle In The Mirror anime film on Nov 12, 2022.
The trailer previews the film’s theme song “Merry Go Round,” by Yuri.
Moreover, the YouTube channel also unveiled a behind the scene video of the anime film, where the cast members delve into the story of the film.
A-1 Pictures is in charge of the film’s animation. The film will premiere in Japan on Dec 23, 2022.
Cast members include:
- Sakura Kiryu as Aki
- Takumi Kitamura as Rion
- Aoi Miyazaki as Kitajima-sensei
- Rihito Itagaki as Subaru
- Naho Yokomizo as Fūka
- Minami Takayama
- Yuki Kaji as Ureshino
- Kumiko Aso as Kokoro’s mother
- Yuki Kaji as Ureshino
- Mana Ashida as Okami-sama
- Shingo Fujimori as Ida-sensei
- Karen Takizawa as School nurse
It was previously announced that 15-year old voice actress Ami Touma has been cast to voice the protagonist Kokoro.
The staff involved in Lonely Castle In The Mirror includes:
- Director: Keiichi Hara
- Screenplay: Miho Maruo
- Music: Harumi Fuuki
- Character Design: Keigo Sasaki
- Chief Animation Director: Keigo Sasaki
- Lonely Castle Design: Ilya Kuvshinov
- Visual Concept: Ilya Kuvshinov
Lonely Castle in the Mirror is a Japanese novel written by Mizuki Tsujimura, and published by Poplar Publishing in May 2017. A manga adaptation illustrated by Tomo Taketomi was serialized in Shueisha’s seinen manga magazine Ultra Jump from June 2019 to February 2022, with its chapters collected into five tankōbon volumes.
The official website describes the plot of Lonely Castle In The Mirror as:
One day, a mirror in Kokoro’s room suddenly began to glow in front of her eyes, as she had lost her place at school and was confined to her room. She walked through the shining mirror to find a mysterious castle-like building. There were seven people in a similar situation to Kokoro. It is said that a secret “key” is hidden in the castle, and whoever finds it will have their wish come true. Why were these seven people gathered together? and where is the key? When everything is revealed, you will be surprised and moved.
Source: YouTube, Comic Natalie
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