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MAPPA Reveals More Details About Mari Okada’s Original Film ‘Maboroshi’

‘Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Kōjō’ (Alice and Therese’s Illusory Factory) is set in a town that is succumbing to monotony and mundanity. An explosion in the steelworks factory has blocked all the exits, and people are forbidden to change, so they must ordinarily live out their lives.

The story focuses on a third-year middle school student Masamune and his classmate Atsumi. They visit a blast furnace and meet a girl who cannot talk and behaves like a wild animal.

On Sunday, MAPPA announced more details for the original film ‘Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Kōjō’ at its Stage Event 2023. The studio revealed a new teaser, the voice cast, the story introduction, and the release date of September 15.

映画『アリスとテレスのまぼろし工場』 特報|maboroshi 2nd Trailer
Movie ‘Alice and Teres’ Phantom Factory’ Special News | maboroshi 2nd Trailer

The short video gives a view of the factory. The scene then shifts to the sky cracking with a green neon light. The rest of the video shows a strong wind causing chaos all over the town. 

MAPPA has revealed three voice artists that would play the main characters:

CharacterVoice ArtistOther Works
Masamune KikuiriJunya EnokiYūji Itadori (Jujutsu Kaisen)
Atsumi SagamiReina UedaRuri (Dr. Stone)
ItsumiMisaki KunoFrederica Rosenfort (86)

In the new visual below, a girl is displayed with her back towards the front, and her hand blocks the light from reaching her face. The small text at the top reads, “Don’t approach this girl.”

Teaser Visual for ‘Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Kōjō’
Teaser Visual for ‘Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Kōjō’ | Source: Comic Natalie

The film was originally announced in 2021 with Mari Okada as the original creator. Okada is also novelizing the film that will be published by Kadokawa Bunko on June 13. Following are the main staff members working on the film:

PositionStaffOther Works
DirectorMari OkadaMaquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
ScreenwriterMari OkadaOni: Thunder God’s Tale
Character DesignYuriko IshiiAnother
MusicMasaru YokoyamaHorimiya

The movie gives off a strong vibe of Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Suzume’ with strong winds, two protagonists belonging to opposite sexes, and mysterious happenings. The animation by MAPPA is excellent, but a little more revelation about the story would have been great.

About Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Kōjō

Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Kōjō (Alice and Therese’s Illusory Factory) is an original anime film written and directed by Mari Okada.

Masamune is a third-year middle school student who lives in a town where people have been forbidden to change. It all began with an explosion at the steelworks factory that closed all the exits.

He is often bullied for his long hair. One day, his classmate Atsumi leads him to the factory. They find a mysterious girl who is wild and cannot talk. The meeting of the three begins to disrupt the surroundings.

Source: Official Website , Comic Natalie

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