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Lonely Castle in the Mirror Reveals New Trailer, Cast Members

Lonely Castle in the Mirror Reveals New Trailer, Cast MembersLonely Castle in the Mirror, the anime film adaptation of the book by Mizuki Tsujimura, is inching closer to release. Now we’ve got a fresh trailer for the film and some new news on its cast. Not so lonely anymore, huh?

The newly announced cast members are: Akiko Yajima, Karen Miyama, Ayaka Yoshimura, and Anji Ikehata (clockwise from top left).

Here’s a reminder of who’s on staff:

Director: Keiichi Hara (Miss Hokusai, The Wonderland)
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Screenplay: Miho Maruo (Miss Hokusai, The Wonderland)
Character designs, chief animation director: Keigo Sasaki
Visual concept, castle design: Ilya Kuvshinov
Music: Harumi Fuuki

The theme song previewed in the trailer is “Merry-Go-Round” by Yūri. Lonely Castle in the Mirror hits Japanese theaters on December 23.

Here’s how Doubleday describes the original 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.

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.