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    LONELY CASTLE IN THE MIRROR Now On Digital and Blu-Ray

    Source: Shout! Factory press release
    Special Thanks to Lauren Blum

    Photo courtesy of Shout! Factory. © 2022 Lonely Castle in the Mirror Film Partners

    Step into the fantastic adventure LONELY CASTLE IN THE MIRROR (かがみの孤城, Kagami no Kojō, 2022) now on Blu-ray and all major digital platforms from GKIDS with distribution by Shout! Factory. Bonus features include trailers and an art gallery of the film’s stunning visuals. LONELY CASTLE IN THE MIRROR is available to order from GKIDS and Shout! Factory, as well as Amazon.

    From acclaimed director Keiichi Hara (MISS HOKUSAI, COLORFUL, THE WONDERLAND) and based on the bestselling novel by Mizuki Tsujimura, LONELY CASTLE IN THE MIRROR is a heartfelt drama about the pains of growing up and the unlikely bonds that can bring people together.

    Shy outcast Kokoro has been avoiding school for weeks when she discovers a portal in her bedroom mirror. She reaches through and finds herself transported to an enchanted castle where she is joined by six other students. When a girl in a wolf mask explains that they have been invited to play a game, the teens must work together to uncover the mysterious connection that unites them. However, anyone who breaks the rules will be eaten by a wolf.

    LONELY CASTLE IN THE MIRROR was the first Japanese animated feature to be selected for the Rotterdam International Film Festival, where it had its international premiere, and was nominated for Animation of the Year at the 2023 Japan Academy Film Prize. A breathtaking journey of choices and consequences, it’s a must have for every anime fan’s collection.

    Special Features:

    Art Gallery

    Photo courtesy of GKIDS. © 2022 Lonely Castle in the Mirror Film Partners

    About GKIDS

    Celebrating its 15th anniversary, GKIDS is the producer and distributor of artist-driven and award-winning animation from around the world. The company has scored an astounding 12 Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations with THE SECRET OF KELLS in 2010, A CAT IN PARIS and CHICO & RITA in 2012, ERNEST & CELESTINE in 2014, THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA and SONG OF THE SEA in 2015, BOY AND THE WORLD and WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE in 2016, MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI in 2017, THE BREADWINNER in 2018, MIRAI in 2019, and WOLFWALKERS in 2021. GKIDS handles North American distribution for the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles SPIRITED AWAY, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, PRINCESS MONONOKE  and others; as well as the critically acclaimed television series, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION. Also, GKIDS is the founder and host of ANIMATION IS FILM, the annual LA-based film festival which embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form, and is a vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of the medium to its fullest range of artistic expressions.



    About Shout! Factory

    Shout! Factory, LLC is a leading multi-platform media company devoted to film and TV distribution, development, and production, as well as the preservation and revitalization of the very best in pop-culture entertainment. Founded by Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos in 2003, Shout! owns and manages a large portfolio of films, contemporary and classic TV series, animation, and documentaries. The company’s creative acquisition mandate has established it as a leading independent distributor, with partners and properties including GKIDS, Sesame Street, THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW, THE JOHNNY CARSON SHOW, IFC Films, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, ITV Studios, Major League Baseball Productions, and many others. Shout! Factory Kids focuses on live-action and animated kids and family properties, and the company releases films and television shows in other genres under the Scream Factory and Shout Select imprints. Shout! develops, acquires and distributes new films via Shout! Studios, owns and operates libraries including MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 (in partnership with creator Joel Hodgson) and the Roger Corman New Horizon Pictures Library, and operates the acclaimed streaming service Shout! Factory TV. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

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