The official website for the upcoming anime film adaptation of Mizuki Tsujimura’s fantasy novel Kagami no Kojou (English edition title: Lonely castle in the mirror) announcement eight additional voice cast members today. As noted, the 15-year-old actress Friend Touma is chosen as the protagonist, Kokoro.
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The six children invited to the “world in the mirror” with the protagonist Kokoro are:
- Ureshino: Yuki Kaji (Eren Yeager in The attack of the Titans)
- Rio: Takumi Kitamura (Takemichi Hanagaki in the Tokyo avengers action movie)
- Aki: Sakura Kiryu (Nagisa Amano in grow old with you)
- Subaru: Rihito Itagaki (Norman in The promised never-never land action movie)
- Fouka: Naho Yokomizo (Mayuko in birthday wonderland)
- Masamune: Minami Takayama (Conan Edogawa in Case Closed/Detective Conan)
In addition, Kumiko Asou (Mother in Mirai) plays Kokoro’s mother, while Aoi Miyazaki (Yume Kikuchi in One day dreamers) voices Kitajima, a free school teacher who gently watches over Kokoro.
Message from Yuki Kaji:
“Lonely Castle in the Mirror” is a story that evokes the awkward and sensitive feelings of college days, which everyone probably experienced. It is a work in which realistic pain and warmth coexist. For students in particular, I think it contains many messages that can only be delivered now.
I entered the recording sessions with a sense of tension and responsibility so that the various actors who play the seven children felt “the importance of my presence as a voice actor”. I was happy to be able to work on a film based on Mizuki Tsujimura and directed by Keiichi Hara, of whom I am a fan. I would be happy if you could see this newly born work as an animated film in theaters.
— 映画『かがみの孤城』公式 (@kagami_eiga) September 19, 2022
Keiichi Hara (Pencil Shin-chan movies, birthday wonderlandThe film directed by ) is set to be released in Japan on December 23, 2022. Pictures A-1 (Anohana: the flower we saw that day, Sword Art Online) is working on anime production.
The official website of the animated film present his story as below:
One day, a mirror in Kokoro’s room suddenly shone in front of her eyes, as she had lost her place at school and was confined to her room. She walked through the shining mirror to find a mysterious castle-like building. There were seven people in a similar situation in Kokoro. It is said that a secret “key” is hidden in the castle, and whoever finds it will have their wish come true. Why were these seven people gathered together? and where is the key? When all is revealed, you will be surprised and moved.
Poster visual featuring the protagonist Kokoro:
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