1hr 56mins

Based on the bestselling novel of the same title by Mizuki Tsujimura, and directed by one of Japan’s seasoned animation directors, Keiichi Hara (Colorful), this compelling, imaginative anime follows a group of lonely teenagers who find a safe haven in a magical castle.

This film screens as part of The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024.

The theme for this year's programme is: Unforgettable: Memories, Times and Reflections in Japanese Cinema

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Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024
Keiichi Hara
Contains Foreign Language Subtitles

Kokoro, a middle school student who had lost her place at school and shut herself in her room due to bullying, experiences a sudden change when her room’s mirror starts glowing and pulls her inside.

There, she encounters a mysterious castle and six other middle school students.

To add to the intrigue, a girl wearing a wolf mask, referred to as Okami-sama, appears and offers them a deal: find the hidden key in the castle, and she’ll grant any wish they desire within a year.

All of the kids in the castle beyond the mirror find they all share a common connection: they are all unable to go to the school where Kokoro used to attend for one reason or another.

Will they find the key? What are the secret wishes hidden in their hearts? When all the mysteries are unveiled, they’ll encounter a miracle beyond imagination.


Image Credit: ©2022 “Lonely Castle in the Mirror” Film Partners

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