The upcoming Lonely Castle in the Mirror anime film has released a new visual and trailer ahead of its premiere on December 23 this year. It will be directed by Keiichi Hara and animated by A-1 Pictures.
Details on the theme song have also been released titled “Merry-Go-Round” by Japanese singer Yuri. Additional cast members have been announced, although their roles haven’t been specified yet. They include Akiko Yajima, Karen Miyama, Ayaka Yoshimura, and Anji Ikehata.
Previously-announced cast members include:
- Ami Toma as Kokoro Anzai
- Sakura Kiryu as Aki
- Aoi Miyazaki as Kitajima-sensei
- Rihito Itagaki as Subaru
- Naho Yokomizo as Fuka
- Minami Takayama as Masamune
- Yuuki Kaji as Ureshino
- Kumiko Aso as Kokoro’s mother
Keigo Sasaki serves as the character designer and chief animation director, while Ilya Kuvshinov is responsible for the visual concept and the sole castle design. Harumi Fuuki is doing the music.
Lonely Castle In The Mirror is based on the 2017 Japanese novel by Mizuki Tsujimura. It was first published by Poplar Publishing in May 2017. The novel then received a manga adaptation, illustrated by Tomo Taketomi, which was then serialized under Shueisha’s Ultra Jump from June 2019 to February 2022.
Penguin Books has published the novel in English for the United Kingdom, and describes it as:
In a tranquil neighborhood of Tokyo, seven teenagers wake to find their bedroom mirrors are shining. At a single touch, they are pulled from their lonely lives into to a wondrous castle filled with winding stairways, watchful portraits and twinkling chandeliers. In this new sanctuary, they are confronted with a set of clues leading to a hidden room where one of them will be granted a wish. But there’s a catch: if they don’t leave by five o’clock, they will die. As time passes, a devastating truth emerges: those who dare to share their stories will be punished.
Source: Official Website
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