Shochiku’s official youtube channel released a new release PV, unveiling a release date of December 23 for the upcoming anime film adaptation of Lonely Castle in the Mirror, Mizuki Tsujimura’s award-winning novel. The PV also revealed the film’s main lead to be Ami Tōma, voicing the protagonist Kokoro. A new key visual was also revealed, featuring Kokoro, and the mysterious woman wearing a wolf mask.
The PV also revealed additional staff members for the film, including character design and chief animation director Keigo Sasaki, visual concept and castle design by Ilya Kuvshinov, and Harumi Fuuki on music.
Lonely Castle in the Mirror is set to premiere on December 23 in Japanese Cinemas.
▍Lonely Castle in the Mirror PV
▍Lonely Castle in the Mirror Main Lead – Ami Tōma
The website for the film also released a video highlighting the moment Ami Tōma won the role, showing us her audition, her reaction, and how she felt about the audition process.
▍Lonely Castle in the Mirror Story
One day, seven teenagers from a calm neighborhood in Tokyo find their bedroom mirrors shining. Drawn by the incredible glow, they are pulled from their normal lives into a wondrous castle filled with seemingly endless stairways, and an incredible vista.
The group is given a set of clues to a hidden room. Their reward: a single wish. However, if they can’t solve the mystery by five o’clock, all of them will be punished. Over time the group suddenly realizes that only those that are willing to share their stories, their pasts they would rather leave hidden, can be saved.
▍Lonely Castle in the Mirror Staff & Production
Original Work: Mizuki Tsujimura (Poplar Publishing)
Director: Keiichi Hara
Scriptwriter: Miho Maruo
Character Design and Chief Animation Director: Keigo Sasaki
Visual Concept and Castle Design: Ilya Kuvshinov
Music: Harumi Fuuki
Distribution by Shochiku
Animation: A-1 Pictures
▍Lonely Castle in the Mirror Cast
■ Kokoro – CV: Ami Tōma