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Mari Okada’s New Anime Film Reveals Theme Song Performer

Alice and Therese

After being announced in 2021, we finally got a teaser trailer and key art for Mari Okada’s next film, Alice and Therese’s Illusory Factory, in May of this year. Now we know a little more about the feature ahead of its September 15, 2023 opening, chiefly regarding the artist behind its theme song.

That honor goes to none other than veteran J-Pop singer Miyuki Nakajima, who started her professional career in 1975 and has released 47 singles and 44 original albums since. The film’s theme song, “Shin-on,” will be her first anime theme song, and Okada said it will be used during the film’s ending. 

Alice and Therese’s Illusory Factory is being animated at MAPPA and features the following cast:

  • Junya Enoki as Masamune Kikuiri
  • Reina Ueda as Atsumi Sagami
  • Misaki Kuno as Itsuki

The staff includes:

  • Assistant director: Tadashi Hiramatsu
  • Character designer/chief animation director: Yuriko Ishii
  • Art director: Kazuki Higashiji
  • Music: Masaru Yokoyama

In addition to directing and writing Alice and Therese’s Illusory Factory, Okada is also writing a novel of the same story. The film, which takes place in a town in which time has stopped, centers around a middle school student named Masamune, whose encounter with two mysterious girls upsets the balance of the world.

Via Crunchyroll News