Lonely Castle in the Mirror | Trailer Screenshot

Lonely Castle in the Mirror | Trailer Screenshot

GKIDS and Shout! Factory have announced that Lonely Castle in the Mirror is releasing as a Blu-Ray and headed to all major digital platforms, this upcoming September 26th. The Blu-Ray is now available for pre-order from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. The latest press release mentions it should be available for pre-order on Amazon as well, but I’m not currently finding it listed. Feel free to check out the trailer down below and read a little bit more about this movie and what’s included in the upcoming release.

From acclaimed director Keiichi Hara (Miss Hokusai, Colorful, The Wonderland) and based on the bestselling novel by Mizuki Tsujimura, Lonely Castle in the Mirror is a heartfelt drama about the pains of growing up and the unlikely bonds that can bring people together.

Shy outcast Kokoro has been avoiding school for weeks when she discovers a portal in her bedroom mirror. She reaches through and finds herself transported to an enchanted castle where she is joined by six other students. When a girl in a wolf mask explains that they have been invited to play a game, the teens must work together to uncover the mysterious connection that unites them. However, anyone who breaks the rules will be eaten by a wolf.

Lonely Castle in the Mirror was the first Japanese animated feature to be selected for the Rotterdam International Film Festival, where it had its international premiere, and was nominated for Animation of the Year at the 2023 Japan Academy Film Prize. A breathtaking journey of choices and consequences, it’s a must have for every anime fan’s collection.

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Jenae is an RPG enthusiast who also enjoys cats, humidity-free warm weather, Dean Koontz books, Riichi Mahjong and a select handful of non RPG series and games. Two of her all-time favorite games are the original Shadow Hearts and Final Fantasy IX. She loves to ramble on about her numerous gaming opinions and is fortunate enough to be able to do it here at oprainfall.