Story of 7 teenagers who travel to a mysterious world beyond the mirrors
Shochiku announced Thursday that Mizuki Tsujimurait’s Lonely castle in the mirror (Kagami no Kojo) novel inspires an anime film adaptation that will be released in Japan in “winter 2022”. (The winter theatrical release schedule in Japan would be at the end of the year.)
Doubleday published the novel in English in April 2021, and it describes the story:
In a quiet Tokyo neighborhood, seven teenagers wake up to find their bedroom mirrors are glowing.
With a simple touch, they are pulled from their solitary lives to a wondrous castle filled with spiral staircases, attentive portraits and twinkling chandeliers. In this new shrine, they are confronted with a set of clues leading to a hidden room where one of them will have a wish granted. But there is a catch: if they don’t leave the castle at five o’clock, they will be punished.
Over time, a devastating truth emerges: only those who have the courage to share their stories will be saved.
Tsujimura published the original novel in Japan in 2017. It won the 2018 Japan Booksellers’ Award, topping davinci magazine’s book of the year in 2017 and won the grand prize at the King’s Brunch Book Prize 2017. Erewhon will publish a hardcover edition of the English version of the novel on July 5.
by Tsujimura Anime supremacy! (Haken Anime!) novel is also inspiring an upcoming live-action film adaptation that opens in May. Vertical published the novel in English in October 2017.
Tsujimura also wrote the story for Naoshi Arakawait’s A school frozen in time manga, which Vertical published in English. Tsujimura also wrote the screenplay for Doraemon the Movie: Exploring the Chronicle of the Moon by Nobita animated film in 2019.
Source: Comic Natalie