What will Mappa’s Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Kojo film be about? + Release Date
What will Mappa’s Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Kojo film be about? + Release Date (Image via MAPPA Studio)

In a thrilling announcement during the MAPPA Stage 2023 event, anime enthusiasts received exciting updates. It is regarding the upcoming film, Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Kojo (Alice and Therese’s Illusion Factory).

The event revealed the film’s main cast, story introduction, a captivating teaser trailer, a mesmerizing teaser visual, and most importantly, the long-awaited release date of September 15. With the anticipation mounting, fans can’t wait to delve into the imaginative world crafted by Mari Okada in this original anime film.

Unveiling a Captivating World of Mystery and Intrigue

A still from Mappa’s Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Kojo’s trailer (Image via MAPPA Studio)

Prepare to be transported to a world where time stands still in a town ravaged by a catastrophic explosion at a steelworks factory. Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Kojo, will be brought to life by the renowned MAPPA studio. This promises the fans to be delivered a spellbinding narrative woven by the talented writer and director, Mari Okada.

What is it about?

A cover page for Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Kojo
A cover page for Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Kojo (Image via MAPPA Studio)
  • The story revolves around Masamune Kikuiri, a fourteen-year-old middle school student, voiced by the talented Junya Enoki. Trapped in the stagnant town, forbidden to change, Masamune’s dull existence takes an unexpected turn.
  • His enigmatic classmate, Atsumi Sagami, played by the remarkable Reina Ueda, guides him to the fifth blast furnace of the steelworks factory. 

There, they encounter a wild and voiceless girl, portrayed by the enigmatic Misaki Kuno. Their fateful meeting disrupts the delicate balance of their world, igniting a powerful love impulse within the weary hearts of youths who long for something more, ultimately threatening the very fabric of reality.

Anticipation and Global Release Date

The distribution of Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Kojo is entrusted to Warner Bros. This guarantees a wide release for fans worldwide. As the highly anticipated September 15 release date draws near, the excitement among anime enthusiasts continues to grow. With its captivating storyline, talented voice cast, and the artistic brilliance of MAPPA, this anime film is poised to captivate audiences and leave an indelible impression.

Staff for the Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Kojo

With Mari Okada’s creative vision at the helm, Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Kojo brings together a team of talented animators and designers to create a visually stunning experience. Tadashi Hiramatsu assumes the role of assistant director. While Yuriko Ishii, renowned for her work on “Another” and “Natsuyuki Rendezvous,” serves as the character designer and chief animation director.

Kazuki Higashiji, known for his contributions to “Angel Beats!” directs the art, ensuring a captivating visual aesthetic. Complementing the stunning animation is the evocative musical score. Renowned Masaru Yokoyama, recognized for his work on “The Anthem of the Heart” and “Horimiya” will be composing the Music. 


MAPPA fans can now mark their calendars in anticipation of the show for September 15.  Prepare to embark on an extraordinary cinematic journey into the realm of Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Kojo. Mari Okada’s compelling narrative and the meticulous craftsmanship of the animation team promise an experience that will transport viewers into a world where time stands still and love has the power to reshape reality. Get ready for a cinematic adventure like no other.


As an anime lover, Neha is captivated by the colorful and enchanting world of Japanese animation. From action-packed shonen to heartwarming slice-of-life, she immerses herself in the diverse genres and explore the artistry and creativity that each anime offers