The official website of the upcoming anime film Lonely Castle In The Mirror announced on Oct 24, 2022, that Mana Ashida will voice Okami-sama, a mysterious girl wearing a wolf mask.
Okami-sama is a key character who gathers seven high school students in the Castle in the mirror, including the protagonist Kokoro.
Comment by Mana Ashida has also been revealed:
I’m a big fan of Mitsuki Tsujimura, so I still can’t believe that I’ve become a part of the world of the story I really love, and I’m very happy. When I read the original for the first time, I was close in age to the main characters, so I wondered if they could represent our feelings.
As I grow older and approach adulthood, when I read it again, I feel that the honest and pure feelings of the characters remind me of something. I think one of the attractions of Mr. Tsujimura’s work is that it connects children.
I would like many people to see it, whether they are around the same age as Kokoro and others, or adults.
It was previously announced that 15-year old voice actress Ami Touma has been cast to voice the protagonist Kokoro.
Other 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
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
A-1 Pictures is in charge of the film’s animation. The film will premiere in Japan on Dec 23, 2022.
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: Official Website