Lonely Castle in the Mirror Movie Features Heroine’s Voice in Trailer

The trailer for the next Lonely castle in the mirror animated film, an adaptation of Mizuki Tsujimura‘s novel, has been published. The preview images are accompanied by a narration from the protagonist Kokoro, although the identity of the voice actress remains under wraps.

Meanwhile, Keiichi Hara (birthday wonderland, Miss Hokusai) was revealed to be the director of the film, while Pictures A-1 is the animation production company.

Auditions are currently being held for the roles of students from Kokoro School. More information about the film will be revealed on July 28.

Lonely castle in the mirror is scheduled to premiere in Japan in winter. The novel published by Poplar (entitled Kakami no Kojou/The lonely castle in the mirror in the original untranslated version) was first released in Japan in 2017. It was later translated into English by Philip Gabriel and released with the Lonely castle in the mirror title in 2021.

The novel won the Japan Booksellers’ Award as well as the #1 bestseller in Japan. It was also one of The Guardian’s top titles of 2021. A manga adaptation published by Shueisha by Tomo Taketomi started in 2019.

Penguin Random House describes the book as follows:

How can you save your friend’s life if she doesn’t want to be rescued?

In a quiet Tokyo neighborhood, seven teenagers wake up to find their bedroom mirrors are glowing.

With a simple touch, they are drawn from their solitary life in a wondrous castle filled with spiral staircases, attentive portraits and twinkling chandeliers. In this new shrine, they are confronted with a set of clues leading to a hidden room where one of them will have a wish granted. But there’s a catch: if they don’t leave by five o’clock, they’ll die.

Over time, a devastating truth emerges: only those who dare to share their stories will be punished.

Tender, playful, captivating, LONELY CASTLE IN THE MIRROR is a compelling tale about the importance of reaching out, dealing with anxiety and embracing human connection.

Source: SHOCHIKUch

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