GKids announced a North American release date for the supernatural anime film ‘Lonely Castle in the Mirror.’ The movie from A-1 Pictures was a hit at the Japanese box office and now it will arrive in United States cinemas on June 21 and June 22.
“LONELY CASTLE IN THE MIRROR held its International Premiere at the Rotterdam International Film Festival – marking the first time a Japanese animated feature was selected for the festival – and additionally had its US premiere at the New York International Children’s Film Festival. It was nominated for the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year, and was a box office hit during its domestic release in Japan in December 2022, grossing over one billion yen (approx. 7.3 million USD),” GKids said on their website.
Directed by Keiichi Hara, the movie is based on a novel by Mizuki Tsujimura with the script bring handled by Miho Maruo.
You can watch the trailer below:
The movie stars voice actors Ami Touma, Takumi Kitamura, Sakura Kiryu, Rihito Itagaki, Naho Yokomizo, Minami Takayama, Yuki Kaji, and Mana Ashida.
GKids describes the synopsis as follows,
“Shy outcast Kokoro has been avoiding school for weeks when she discovers a portal in her bedroom mirror. She reaches through and finds herself transported to an enchanting castle where she is joined by six other students. When a girl in a wolf mask explains that they have been invited to play a game, the teens must work together to uncover the mysterious connection that unites them. However, anyone who breaks the rules will be eaten by a wolf.
From acclaimed director Keiichi Hara (Colorful, Miss Hokusai) and based on the bestselling novel by Mizuki Tsujimura, Lonely Castle in the Mirror is a heartfelt drama about the pains of growing up and the unlikely bonds that can bring people together.”
Hirotaka Aragaki and Kei Kushiyama are on the staff as the film’s producers.
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