Shochiku launched on Thursday that Mizuki Tsujimura‘s Lonely Castle throughout the Mirror (Kagami no Kojō) novel is inspiring an anime film adaptation that may open in Japan in “winter 2022.” (The timeframe for winter theatrical releases in Japan will be on the end of the yr.)

Doubleday launched the novel in English in April 2021, and it describes the story:

In a tranquil neighbourhood of Tokyo, seven kids wake to hunt out their mattress room mirrors are shining.

At a single contact, they’re pulled from their lonely lives to a wondrous fortress full of winding stairways, watchful portraits and twinkling chandeliers. In this new sanctuary, they’re confronted with a set of clues leading to a hidden room the place one amongst them will seemingly be granted a need. But there’s a catch: if they don’t depart the fortress by 5 o’clock, they’ll be punished.

As time passes, a devastating actuality emerges: solely these brave ample to share their tales will seemingly be saved.

Tsujimura launched the distinctive novel in Japan in 2017. It acquired the 2018 Japan Booksellers’ Award, topped Da Vinci journal’s Book of the Year guidelines in 2017, and acquired the grand prize throughout the King’s Brunch Book Prize 2017. Erewhon will launch hardcover model of the English mannequin of the novel on July 5.

Tsujimura’s Anime Supremacy! (Haken Anime!) novel will also be inspiring an upcoming live-action film adaptation that may open this May. Vertical launched the novel in English in October 2017.

Tsujimura moreover wrote the story for Naoshi Arakawa‘s A School Frozen in Time manga, which Vertical launched in English. Tsujimura moreover penned the script for the Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Exploration anime film in 2019.

Source: Comic Natalie