The official website of the upcoming Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Koujou film has announced details for the theme song: veteran Japanese singer-songwriter Miyuki Nakajima performing the song titled “Shin-On.” It is also worth noting that this will be the first time that Nakajima will be performing a song for an anime-related project.
Miyuki Nakajima, born on February 23, 1952; debuted her music career with the 1975 single “Azami Jo no Lullaby”. She rose to popularity with the track “The Parting Song (Wakareuta)”, released in 1977. According to her official profile, she has 44 albums released as of this writing, including How Do You Do (1984), 36.5°C (1986), Paradise Cafe (1996), Moon: Wings (1999), Otogibanashi: Fairy Ring (2002), Midnight Zoo (2010), CONTRALTO (2020), among others. Aside from her music career, she is also a radio personality and a literary writer.
In terms of the Alice to Therese theme song production, Nakajima admits that she doesn’t know anything about anime or games in general, but was genuinely surprised with the script’s direction. She added that she likens the feeling of first reading the script of a “middle school student’s unrequited love.”
Studio MAPPA is animating the Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Koujou film, which will be directed and written by Mari Okada. This will be Okada’s second directorial work: the first one was Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms in 2018. Other staff members include:
- Assistant Director: Tadashi Hiramatsu
- Character Design: Yuriko Ishi
- Chief Animation Design: Yuriko Ishi
- Music: Masaru Yokoyama
- Art Director: Kazuki Higashiji
The cast, which were present at the recent MAPPA Stage 2023 event, includes Junya Enoki as Kikuiri Masamune, Reina Ueda as Sagami Mutsumi, and Misaki Kuno as Itsumi. The Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Koujou film was announced in June 2021 along with a visual and trailer. Warner Bros. is distributing the movie in Japan.
Source: Official Website