Kodoani.com – Shochiku posted the second trailer on Saturday for the anime Lonely Castle in the Mirror Anime (Kagami no Kojō) by Mizuki Tsujimur. The video features Yuri’s song “Merry Go Round.”
Shochiku also posted a 5-minute behind-the-scenes video for the film. The video outlines the story and features commentary from the voice actors and director Keiichi Hara.
The film will open in Japan on December 23, starring:
Ami Toma as Kokoro
Sakura Kiri as Aki
Takumi Kitamura as Rion
Miyazaki Aoi as Kitajima-sensei
Rihito Itagaki as Subaru
Naho Yokomizo as Fūka
Minami Takayama as Masamun
Yuuki Kaji as Ureshino
Kumiko Aso as Kokoro’s mother
Mana Ashida as kami-sama
Shingo Fujimori as Ita-sensei
Karen Takizawa as the school nurse
Additional characters for the film include: Akiko Yajima , Karen Miyama , Ayaka Yoshimura and Anji Ikehata.
Keiichi Hara (Colorful, Miss Hokusai, The Wonderland) is directing the film at A-1 Pictures. Miho Maruo, who wrote the scripts for the films Miss Hokusai and The Wonderland, is penning the script. Keigo Sasaki (Blue Exorcist, ERASED, The Seven Deadly Sins) is designing the characters and is also the chief animation director. Russian artist Ilya Kuvshinov, who drew the character designs for The Wonderland, is noted for the visual concept and castle design. Harumi Fuuki, who has composed music for Hara’s previous films, will return. Shochiku is distributing the film.
In a quiet neighborhood of Tokyo, seven teenagers wake up to find the mirror in their bedroom is lit.
With a single touch, they are dragged from their lonely lives to a magical castle filled with winding stairs, beautiful portraits and sparkling chandeliers. In this new sanctuary, they face a series of clues that lead to a hidden room where one of them will be granted a wish. But there is a secret: if they don’t leave the castle by five o’clock, they will be punished.
As time passes, a devastating truth emerges: only those brave enough to share their stories will be saved.
Tsujimura (Anime Novel Supremacy!, Naoshi Arakawa’s A School Frozen in Time manga writer) released the original novel in Japan in 2017. The story won the 2018 Japan Bestseller Award. topped Da Vinci’s Book of the Year list in 2017, and won the grand prize in the King’s Brunch Book Prize 2017. Erewhon released the hardback English edition of the novel on October 18.