Anime film 'Lonely Castle in the Mirror' releases main trailer for December 2022 premiere
Lonely Castle in the Mirror premieres on Dec. 23. After competitive auditions, the voice acting role of Kokoro Anzai goes to Ami Touma.
By: Nicole S. Castro on October 14, 2022 at 11:25 PHT
A second teaser trailer has been released for the anime film adaptation of Mizuki Tsujimura's 2017 fantasy novel Lonely Castle in the Mirror (Romaji: Kagami no Kojou, Japanese: かがみの孤城).
The film is animated by A-1 Pictures. It will premiere in theaters in Japan this Dec. 23, 2022. Below is the latest movie poster.
The plot revolves around female protagonist Kokoro Anzai (CV: Ami Touma) who shuts herself in her room and refuses to go to school after a frightening experience. One day, the mirror in her room begins to glow and she is transported to the world inside the mirror to search for a Wish Key to grant a single wish.
The new trailer also features the theme song Merry Go 'Round by Yuuri.
The following voice actors are also expected to make their appearance in the film:
Lonely Castle in the Mirror won first place in the 2018 Japan Booksellers' Award and became an instant bestseller in Japan, selling over half a million copies. The novel also won the Da Vinci Book of the Year in 2017 for the Novel Category. Tsujimura's work then won the Da Vinci Book of the Year again in 2021, this time for the Paperback Category.
An English translation of the original novel (translated by Philip Gabriel) is available on Penguin Books and Amazon.
In addition, a manga adaptation with illustrations by Tomo Taketomi is ongoing serialization in Shueisha's Ultra Jump imprint.
Original: Mizuki Tsujimura (published by Poplar Publishing)
Director: Keiichi Hara
Script: Miho Maruo
Character design/Chief animation director: Keigo Sasaki
Visual concept/Castle design: Ilya Kuvshinov
Music: Harumi Fuuki
Planning and Production coordinator: Shochiku, Nippon TV
Animation production: A-1 Pictures
Source: Lonely Castle in the Mirror official website, Comic Natalie
NICOLE S. CASTRO