Lonely Castle in the Mirror, the upcoming anime based on the novel by Mizuki Tsujimura, has revealed some new info, including a trailer and other details.
The film will be directed by Keiichi Hara (Miss Hokusai, The Wonderland). It’s being animated at A-1 Pictures.
It’ll be released in Japan this winter.
The novel, about teenagers in Tokyo pulled into a mysterious world, was published in Japan back in 2017 and in English last year. Here’s how Doubleday describes the novel:
In a tranquil neighbourhood of Tokyo, seven teenagers wake to find their bedroom mirrors are shining.
At a single touch, they are pulled from their lonely lives to a wondrous castle filled with winding stairways, watchful portraits and twinkling chandeliers. In this new sanctuary, they are confronted with a set of clues leading to a hidden room where one of them will be granted a wish. But there’s a catch: 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 was born in Yamanashi prefecture in 1980. Her other credits include Asa ga Kuru and Anime Supremacy, which inspired a live-action adaptation this year.