MAPPA’s original anime series Maboroshi will soon be available on Netflix.
Netflix recently announced that Maboroshi (Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Koujou) will arrive on the streaming platform on January 15, 2024, releasing a trailer with English subtitles. The film is directed by Mari Okada and stars Junya Enoki as the film’s main character, Masamune Kikuiri. Kikuiri’s classmate Atsumi Sagami is played by Reina Ueda, and the ‘mysterious girl’ Itsumi is played by Misaki Kuno. All three are introduced in the trailer below. The theme song “Shin-on” can be heard in the trailer and is performed by Miyuki Nakajima.
Okada is one of the most prolific screenwriters in the anime industry, known for his work on Anohana, Fate/stay night, Toradora, Blast of Tempest, Mobile Suit Gun: Iron Blooded Orphans and many others. . While some on social media claim that Maboroshi is a new project by MAPPA, has been criticized for many allegations including unreasonable workload, toxic work culture and broken payment negotiations. delayed, Maboroshi was announced over two years ago but was only recently released in Japan (September 15, 2014). 2023) under the name Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Kojo.
Although the film was not considered a huge box office success, famous anime director Makoto Shinkai praised the film on X (formerly Twitter) after its release. Fans of Disney movies may also be interested in the film, as Maboroshi essentially reunites the animation team behind Maquia: When The Promise Flower Blooms, also directed by Okada. Maquia is ranked #1 in CBR’s Top 10 Animated Movies That Feel Like Disney Movies.
Maboroshi joins the growing MAPPA anime line on Netflix, including Yasuke, Dorohedoro, Kakegurui and Terror in Resonance, with the recently completed Attack on Titan available in select territories. Anime on Netflix continues to be a cornerstone of the streaming giant’s long-term vision, with more than half of all viewing in 2022 coming from the animated medium.
Maboroshi is produced by MAPPA and Warner Bros. Movies and described: “Third-year high school student Masamune is living in a town that no one can leave, and even its time has been stopped due to a sudden steel factory explosion. While the residents live unchanging gloomy days in the hope that one day everything will return to normal, Masamune is led by his mysterious classmate Atsumi to Blast Furnace No. 5 in the steel factory. What awaited them was a girl who couldn’t speak, like a wild wolf. . These young men, bored with everyday life and filled with an unstoppable urge for love… Masamune meets these two girls who begin to destroy the balance of the world—.”
Source: Netflix via X (formerly Twitter)