MAPPA’s New Original Anime Film Sets Up Tragic Love Triangle in its Trailer!

When MAPPA produces an anime, you know it’s going to be good. Dominating the industry with their recent hits, they have decided to step into the movie game with their first original film, Alice and Therese’s Illusion Factory.

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With amazing shows like Jujutsu Kaisen, Attack on Titan, and Dororo to their name, MAPPA has cemented itself as one of the big names in the anime industry.

Despite being barely a decade old, they have managed to compete with older and experienced studios like Madhouse and ufotable.

MAPPA Studios have announced their upcoming original anime film, Alice and Therese’s Illusion Factory, to commemorate their tenth anniversary. The announcement was also accompanied by a trailer.

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The setting for the movie seems to be the real world, with some supernatural elements indicated by a yellow and purple streak of light acting on its own.

Devoid of any dialogue, the trailer is accompanied by a soft piano score that gives off some creepy vibes. The trailer ends hauntingly the screaming of a female character can be heard, indicating a potential tragedy.

The key visual for the movie was also released.

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The visual shows the two main female characters of the story sitting in the metal junkyard of some kind while we see a factory in the background.

The main staff for the movie was also released:

PositionStaffOther Works
DirectorMari OkadaToradora
Assistant Director Tadashi HiramatsuJujutsu Kaisen
Character Design, Chief Animation DirectorYuriko IshiiWeathering with You
Art DirectorKazuki HigshiijiPaprika
MusicMasaru YokoyamaHorimiya

While they have made anime movies in the past, all of them have been adaptations or sequels to an existing series. With their already outstanding animated productions, it will be great to see what they can do on a movie budget.

About The Illusion Factory of Alice and Therese

The Illusion Factory of Alice and Therese is an original anime film announced at the MAPPA Stage 2021: 10th Anniversary event.

Director Okada describes the “first-love fantasia story” of youths struggling in an uncertain world, and fighting fate with love as the weapon.

The film will tell the story of boys and girls struggling in an ambiguous world, as they fight their destiny with “love” as the weapon.

Source: Maborishi Official Website


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