2022 Mirage Queen Anime Film Reveals Key Visual and Announces Main Staff

05.November.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

A new key visual has been revealed for Kaitou Queen wa Circus Osuki (“The Phantom Thief Queen Loves the Circus”), also called Mirage Queen aime cirque. The main staff for the film has also been announced, and the OVA is scheduled to release in 2022. Mirage Queen is based on a series of children’s novels written by Kaoru Hayamine and illustrated by K2 Shoukai. 

 

Saori Den, who has previously worked as a storyboard artist and episode director for Pokemon and BNA, will make his directorial debut. The screenplay will be written by Mariko Kunisawa, known for her work on Ascendance of a Bookworm and The Case Files of Jeweler Richard.

 

Mirage Queen has been popular since its initial release in 2002, and the latest book in the series was released in July 2021. This will be its first leap into animation. 


Story

The story follows a mysterious phantom thief, whose age, gender, and nationality are unknown. This person travels the world on the airship “Troubadour” along with partners Joker and RD, stealing anything they like. This time, the Mirage Queen targets the “Linden’s Rose,” a legendary gemstone, only to find out that it has already been stolen! Who is the mysterious circus troupe that has made away with the treasure? The mysterious thief challenges the talented circus performers–including acrobats and hypnotists–in order to retrieve the precious gem.  



 

 

©はやみねかおる・K2商会・講談社/「怪盗クイーン」製作委員会

 

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    Raven of the Inner Palace – Trailer #1

     

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    Cast Comments

    Onkei Screencap

     

    Nobunaga Shimazaki (Onkei)
    A Eunuch in service of Koshun. He is in charge of escorting Jusetsu under the order of Sei Ei. 

    “I’m Nobunaga Shimazaki, and I’ll be playing Onkei.
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    Tankai Screencap

     

    Nobuhiko Okamoto (Tankai)
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    Teaser Trailer
    https://youtu.be/xXGMz4KNymc

     

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    Summary

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    In the new trailer for the song, the images of the four artists performing the track overlap with the images of their characters in the film.

     

    Wings – HiGH&LOW THE WORST X

    https://www.flag-porter.jp/download/r4wWMAoVqQK9b6KMQdEvYnGpx8j6Jm

     

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    Comment from Kazuma Kawamura (Fujio Hanaoka) (THE RAMPAGE)

    “This song transcended the boundaries of our group and a dream crossover was able to happen.

    Without our collaboration in the film, I don’t think we would have had this incredible opportunity to work together on music so quickly. 

    We probably would have just ended up doing a cover or something like that.

    It was such a joy for us to be able to collaborate on a new piece of music that was totally our own.

    It’s a coming-of-age song that matches our roles and certain scenes in the movie perfectly, and I hope it will touch your heart!”

     

    Comment from Hokuto Yoshino (Tsukasa Takajo) (THE RAMPAGE)

    “Even though we’re all in different groups, we were so honored to come together to sing together as a foursome for this film!

    I hope lots of people will enjoy this heartwarming and tender ballad, which shows our individuality but also has a real sense of unity.

    I hope everyone will be able to experience the world of HiGH&LOW THE WORST X in theaters, and I also hope you’ll pay attention to the scenes in which this song is played!”

     

    Comment from Yuta Nakamoto (Ryo Suzaki) (NCT 127)

    “It’s rare to find a song with a medium tempo that’s so emotionally moving, and it was a fresh and fun experience to sing a song for my first movie. Although some parts were difficult, it was a great experience and I’m grateful for it. 

    Ryo and Amagai’s relationship is reflected in the lyrics of Wings, and I think that this one will make you emotional.”

     

    Comment from Ryoki Miyama (Amagai Kouhei) (BE:FIRST/RYOKI)

    “This was one of the most nerve-wracking recordings I’ve ever done.

    Singing with everyone was a valuable experience, and I really wanted to give it my all. I discussed it with the director and after a number of takes, I think we were able to get the most emotional of the bunch.

    We’re so happy to bring this film to life, and along with so many talented artists and actors, this song is really the culmination of everyone’s hard work.”

     

    ©2022「HiGH&LOW THE WORST X」製作委員会 ©髙橋ヒロシ(秋田書店) HI-AX

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