Mizuki Tsujimura’s novel Lonely Castle in the Mirror is set to be adapted into an anime film that’s due out this winter. That’s the word from distributor Shochiku.
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 opening in May.