“Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Koujou” Reveals Main Cast, Teaser Visual and Trailer
An impressive trailer and captivating teaser visual have been revealed for Mari Okada’s 2023 original anime film, Alice and Therese’s Illusory Factory, set for release on September 15. This captivating project by this esteemed screenwriter and director (Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms) will thrill audiences worldwide.
The story centers on Masamune, who lives in a town where all exits have been sealed off due to an explosion at a steelworks firm, thus freezing time. Residents cannot alter this timeline and live their days hoping that things will return to normal one day – until his mysterious classmate Mutsumi takes him into the fifth blast furnace of the steelworks factory where they encounter a female who looks similar to wild wolf but cannot speak. Their meeting causes irreparable imbalance in their world and starts an unstoppable “love impulse” among both boys and girls tired of their daily lives.
Okada’s creative storytelling and masterful narrative are matched by an extraordinary animation team on this ambitious project, produced by MAPPA. Tadashi Hiramatsu (Jujutsu Kaisen assistant director) serves as sub-director, and Yuriko Ishii assumes character designer/main animator duties; Kazuki Higashiji from “Angel Beats!” and “Hanasaku Iroha’s Blossoms for Tomorrow” serves as art director while acclaimed composer Masaru Yokoyama (Her Blue Sky/Horimiya) will take charge of soundtrack duties – the entire production.
“Alice to Therese” will leave audiences spellbound with its captivating narrative and beautiful artwork, and will hit Japanese theaters on September 15 via Warner Bros. international distribution. Stay tuned for updates regarding this groundbreaking release!