‘The House of the Lost on the Cape’ is a slice-of-life fantasy novel written by Japanese author Sachiko Kashiwaba. It was published by Kodansha in 2015. The Tokyo-based animation studio David Production adapted the novel into a feature film and released it into Japanese theaters in August 2021.
The film is directed by Shinya Kawatsura with Reiko Yoshida writing the screenplay. Hiroshi Shimizu, who has done animation for ‘Full Metal Alchemists,’ ‘Lupin the III,’ ‘Space Dandy,’ ‘Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars,’ ‘Sherlock Hound,’ and Studio Ghibli’s ‘My Neighbors the Yamadas, was behind the character designs.
Crunchyroll reports on their website that the distribution company Eleven Arts dropped an English trailer at the 2022 Anime Expo before revealing the cast.
You can watch the trailer below:
ELEVEN ARTS is very honored to present this English dubbed trailer for The House of the Lost on the Cape 🏠
— ELEVEN ARTS (@ELEVEN_ARTS) July 3, 2022
The voice actors for the cast include:
- Madeleine Morris as Yui
- Pam Dougherty as Kiwa
- Risa Mei as Hiyori
- Michelle Marie as Reiko
- Alan Lee as Kappa of Kitakamigawa
- Ben Balmaceda as Kappa of Toyosawagawa
Additional cast includes:
- Ben Balmaceda
- Brent Mukai
- Brook Chalmers
- Caitlin Glass
- Casey Casper
- Kaiji Tang
- Laura Stahl
- Lucas Schuneman
- Mike Pollock
- Sarah Wiedenheft
Michelle Rojas serves as ADR director with Studio Nano handling the production of the English version.
MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows,
“17-year-old Moeka, who lost her parents, and Yurie, seeking to escape her violent husband, got off at a Kitsunezaki station one day. The great earthquake and tsunami had changed their destinies. Their lives were saved, but they were perplexed when asked about their identities at an evacuation site. It was an old woman named Kiwa Yamana who lent them a helping hand. From that day, Yurie was known as Yui, Moeka as Hiyori, and together with Kiwa, the three women began a wonderful communal life together at the old house “Mayoiga” overlooking the sea.”
The music for the film is handled by Yuri Miyauchi.