Lonely Castle in the Mirror Anime Movie Release Date, Studio, Where to Watch, Trailer and Everything You Need to Know!

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Lonely Castle in the Mirror Anime Movie Release Date
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Lonely Castle in the Mirror, known in Japanese as Kagami no Kojou is an exciting forthcoming anime movie. Whether or not you are aware of the source material, here's all about Lonely Castle in the Mirror's release date, studio, where to watch, trailer and everything you need to know.

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Lonely Castle in the Mirror is a magical, heart-warming, and occasionally shocking tale about recovery from bullying, dropping out of school, and, eventually, finding healing and community - even if it's a community in another world.

What is Lonely Castle in the Mirror About?

Lonely Castle in the Mirror, also known in some translations as Solitary Castle in the Mirror, is an upcoming anime movie adapting Mizuki Tsujimura's YA fantasy novel of the same name.

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In it, we follow 13-year-old Kokoro Anzai, a junior high school student who stopped attending school after an incident of severe bullying.

Since then, Kokoro spends her days at home, being too anxious to go back to school and dreading telling anyone the truth.

One day, Kokoro finds her bedroom mirror shining and becoming transparent. Passing through it, she finds herself in a castle managed by a little girl wearing a wolf mask, known as Wolf Queen.

There, Kokoro meets six other junior high school students who have also dropped out. The Castle becomes a safe haven, where they can escape from their problems, but only until the next school year, when the castle is going to shut down forever.

The Wolf Queen also tells the children that a key lies hidden in the castle, that will grant them a wish, and warns them never to stay in the castle after 5 pm as they would then be eaten by a wolf.

As months pass by, Kokoro and her new friends realize that they must finally share their stories if they are going to survive.

Lonely Castle in the Mirror Release Date

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Lonely Castle in the Mirror will premiere on the 23rd of December 2022 in Japanese cinemas.

We will also update this space with details about the movie's release on both streaming services and cinemas worldwide.

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Lonely Castle in the Mirror COUNTDOWN

Currently, the exact release date of Lonely Castle in the Mirror is not available, but when we have an announcement, we'll update this space with an up-to-date countdown.

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Where to Watch Lonely Castle in the Mirror

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Since Lonely Castle in the Mirror is a movie, it will likely be available in movie theatres in Japan and elsewhere before becoming available on streaming services such as Crunchyroll.

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Anime films with a cinema release will usually only become available online later, to give them a better chance at succeeding in the movie theatre.

Depending on its popularity, we would also expect a DVD release at some point.

When a streaming service that will have Lonely Castle in the Mirror available online is announced, we'll update this space with more information.

What Studio is Producing Lonely Castle in the Mirror?

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Lonely Castle in the Mirror is being produced by Studio A-1 Pictures, home to some of the most beloved anime of all time, across genres.

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Their recent works include but are not limited to Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, 86, and Lycoris Recoil.

The fantasy anime movie will be directed Keiichi Hara, who has worked on classics Doraemon, as well as Colorful, a critically acclaimed 2010 anime film.

Keigo Sasaki, who was also designed the characters from ERASED will be responsible for Lonely Castle in the Mirror's characters designs, with a script by Miho Maruo - also the scriptwriter for Colorful.

Lonely Castle in the Mirror Cast

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Ami Touma has been revealed as the voice actor of the main character, Kokoro Anzai. This is the 16-year-old actor's first known role.

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Since then, several more cast members have been announced:

Ureshino, a boy who got bullied at school and acts flirty with the girls in the castle, will be portrayed by Yuki Kaji (Eren Yeager in Attack on Titan)

Rion, a study-abroad student whom Kokoro likes will be voiced by Takumi Kitamura who was also in the 2019 anime movie Hello World.

Sakura Kiryu (Nagisa Amano in Weathering With You) will be the voice of Aki, a cool-looking but troubled 15-year-old middle school drop out.

Naho Yokomizo (Michele from Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative) will voice Fuuka, an anxious girl who was brought up as her piano prodigy but now fears that her perceived talent won't be enough.

Subaru, a teenager who struggles with his dysfunctional family, will be voiced by Rihito Itagaki. While this isn't his first role, he hasn't appeared in any anime before, though he played Norman in The Promised Neverland live-action film.

Minami Takayama (Conan Edogawa in Case Closed/Detective Conan) will portray Masamune, an avid gamer who thinks school is a waste of time.

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Lonely Castle in the Mirror Trailer

A second trailer for Lonely Castle in the Mirror was recently released, revealing the character design of the enigmatic and creepy Wolf Queen.