This past weekend's MAPPA STAGE 2023 event delivered a plethora of recent updates, one of which was a new piece of information on the most recent film directed by Mari Okada (Maquia - When the Promised Flower Blooms). The primary cast of Alice to Tres no Maboroshi Kojo has been disclosed, and a teaser trailer for the film has also been made available. The film was initially announced in June 2021 and is currently scheduled to debut on September 15!
Let's check out the teaser promo for the anime below!
In addition to Okada's contributions as writer, director, and creator of the original work, the anime film also features contributions from Tadashi Hiramatsu in the role of assistant director, Yuriko Ishii in the roles of character designer and chief animation director, Kazuki Higashiji in the role of art director, and Masaru Yokoyama in the role of music composer. Distribution of the film is handled by Warner Bros. Writer and director Mari Okada is also writing the novel version, which hits stores in Japan on June 13!
Here's a little about Alice to Tres no Maboroshi Kojo's storyline:
The story follows third-year middle schooler Masamune Kikuiri (voiced by Junya Enoki), who lives in an area where a steelworks factory explosion sealed off all of the town's exits. In an effort to eventually return to normal, the town's residents are forbidden from changing, so they live their lives in a drab state of stasis. When Masamune's classmate Atsumi Sagami (Reina Ueda) takes him to the steelworks factory's blast furnace, they meet a wild girl named Itsumi (Misaki Kuno) who is unable to speak, and this chance meeting combined with the "love impulse" of the boys and girls who are ready for a change begins to upset the world's balance.
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