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‘Lonely Castle in the Mirror’ Reflects Japan’s Ugly Rise in Child Suicide and Bullying

Director Keiichi Hara discusses his anime feature about a young girl, mercilessly harassed at school, who escapes through a portal to an enchanted castle where she and a group of teens must play a game together to uncover the mysterious connection that unites them; the GKIDS film’s limited North American theatrical run begins June 21.

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GKIDS Announces ‘Lonely Castle in the Mirror’ English-Language Voice Cast

The feature follows Kokoro as she is transported, along with six other students, inside an enchanting castle and invited to play a mysterious game; coming to select U.S. theaters June 21 and 22.

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Annecy 2023 Official Feature Film Selections Revealed

11 animated features have been chosen to compete at this year's festival, including ‘Art College 1994’ by Liu Jian, ‘La Sirène’ by Sepideh Farsi and ‘Sirocco and the Kingdom of Air Streams’ by Benoît Chieux; the 47th edition of the festival runs June 11-17.

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GKIDS Acquires Distribution Rights to ‘Lonely Castle in the Mirror’

Japan Academy Prize-nominated feature from acclaimed director Keiichi Hara and A-1 Pictures releases in North American theaters this summer.

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‘The Wonderland,’ Now Available on Blu-ray DVD and Digital Download

From Eleven Arts and Shout! Factory, the anime adventure has been released today on digital download, On Demand, Blu-ray + DVD combo pack and as a standalone DVD; bonus content includes featurette ‘Mayu Matsuoka’s Amazing Adventure,’ and ‘Our Wonderland,’ an interview with the cast and crew.

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Giveaway: Win a Free Blu-ray & Gift Set of Production I.G’s ‘Miss Hokusai’

Critically acclaimed 2D animated feature from multi-award winning director Keiichi Hara and Production I.G, the production company behind ‘Ghost in the Shell,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD.

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GKIDS Unveils U.S. Trailer for Production I.G’s ‘Miss Hokusai’

Critically acclaimed 2D animated feature from multi-award winning director Keiichi Hara to open October 14 in New York and Los Angeles with North American expansion to follow.

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Fantasia International Film Fest Unveils Full 2015 Lineup

Japanese animated feature ‘Miss Hokusai,’ winner of the Jury Award at Annecy 2015 from director Keiichi Hara and Production I.G., and Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ set to open Fantasia 2015.