Keiichi HARA 原恵一

Lonely Castle In The Mirror


Nippon Animation   ³ 

Having been bullied constantly by her classmates, Kokoro has become too afraid to even leave her room. One day, a portal in her mirror leads her to a castle on a desert island, where she meets six other teenagers who went through hardships in their lives. In his anime, Keiichi HARA creates a world in which the protagonists transcend space and time.

Kagami no kojo

Japan 2022

116 minutes

Keiichi HARA

Miho MARUO based on a novel by Mizuki TSUJIMURA

Harumi FUKI

About Keiichi HARA

Keiichi HARA, born in Gunma Prefecture in 1959, studied at Tokyo Designer Gakuin College and beginning in 1982 worked for Shin-Ei Animation on animated films and TV series like DORAEMON and CRAYON SHIN-CHAN. 1988 saw the release of his cinema debut ESPER MAMI, THE STARRY SKY DANCING DOLL. He gained international attention in 2007 with SUMMER DAYS WITH COO (NC ’20). Nippon Connection also presented his subsequent award-winning animated films COLORFUL (2010 / NC ’11), MISS HOKUSAI (2015 / NC ’16 and NC ’20), and LONELY CASTLE IN THE MIRROR (2022 / NC ’23).