Mizuki Tsujimura’s Lonely Castle in the Mirror Novel To Get Anime Film

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Mizuki Tsujimura’s Lonely Castle in the Mirror novel is getting adapted into an anime movie. The fantasy mystery film will open in Japan this winter.

A website has opened for the Lonely Castle in the Mirror anime, but staff and production studio details have yet to be revealed.

Lonely Castle in the Mirror was first released in Japan in 2017 and was later released in English in 2021. The novel was the winner of the Japan Booksellers’ Award as well as a No. 1 bestseller in Japan. It was also one of The Guardian’s 2021 highlight titles. A manga adaptation began in 2019.

Penguin Random House describes the book as:

How can you save your friend’s life if she doesn’t want to be rescued?

In a tranquil neighbourhood of Tokyo, seven teenagers wake to find their bedroom mirrors are shining.

At a single touch, they are pulled from their lonely lives into to a wondrous castle filled with winding stairways, watchful portraits and twinkling chandeliers. In this new sanctuary, they are confronted with a set of clues leading to a hidden room where one of them will be granted a wish. But there’s a catch: if they don’t leave by five o’clock, they will die.

As time passes, a devastating truth emerges: only those who dare to share their stories will be punished.

Tender, playful, gripping, LONELY CASTLE IN THE MIRROR is a mesmerizing tale about the importance of reaching out, confronting anxiety and embracing human connection.

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Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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