The Japanese film ‘Lonely Castle in the Mirror’ is produced by the Japanese film studio A-1 Pictures and directed by Keiichi Hara, who based it on the 2017 novel written by . It was released in Japan in December 2022 where it made a huge showing at the local box office. GKids previously announced that they are bringing the film to the United States for a limited run on June 21 and June 22, 2023, which will include an English version, dropping the cast list.
GKids revealed the voice cast on their website:
- Kokoro Anzai voiced by Micah Lin
- Rion voiced by Huxley Westemeier
- Aki voiced by Giselle Fernandez
- Subaru voiced by Kieran Regan
- Fuka voiced by Zoe Glick
- Masamune voiced by Adrian Marrero
- Ureshino voiced by Riley Webb
- Wolf Queen voiced by Vivienne Rutherford
GKids said, “Hara worked with various past collaborators on the project, including screenwriter Miho Maruo (Miss Hokusai, The Wonderland), composer Harumi Fuuki (Miss Hokusai, The Wonderland), as well as acclaimed artist Ilya Kuvshinov (The Wonderland) for visual concept and castle designs.”
You can watch the trailer below:
The Japanese voice actors include 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.”
Tokyo-based publisher Shueisha published a manga version of the novel illustrated by Tomo Taketomi. Seven Seas Entertainment acquired the license to publish it in English.
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