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Maboroshi: MAPPA Original Anime Film Heads to Netflix in January

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Fans of Okada’s work outside of Japan are in for a treat early next year. That’s because Mari Okada and MAPPA’s maboroshi anime film will be streamed on Netflix worldwide this January.

With this reveal, fans outside of Japan will finally be able to watch the movie as it has not gotten a wide release internationally.

The film was released in Japan back in September, and it came two years after the movie was initially teased.

Mari Okada and MAPPA’s Anime Film Finally Sees the Light of Day

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Mari Okada is a notable Japanese screenwriter and director. She is best known for writing lots of popular anime shows, including Toradora!, Anohana, The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, and Black Butler, among others.

Along with TV series, Okada has also directed the anime film Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms. She also wrote other notable movies like The Anthem of the Heart, Her Blue Sky, and A Whisker Away.

Okada’s works have earned her a loyal following both in Japan and internationally. Thus, many were excited when MAPPA announced that they were the studio working on Okada’s next film.

The film is titled Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Koujou, and it was originally announced back in 2021 at the MAPPA Stage Event 2021.

Following the original teaser’s reveal, it took MAPPA a while before revealing new information. Because of this, fans were worried that the film was shelved, or at least ran into production issues.

Thankfully, that wasn’t the case, as MAPPA finally revealed the film’s September 2023 release date in Japan. At the time of its release date reveal, no news on international release plans were detailed.

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Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Koujou to Release on Netflix in January

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Finally, Mari Okada fans will be delighted to know that maboroshi will be streamed on Netflix in January 2024.

The film’s Netflix release was revealed on the official Netflix Anime X (formerly Twitter) account. Its release announcement came with an English-subtitled trailer along with a description of its tearjerker story.

For this Netflix release, the film is simply titled maboroshi.

The film’s Netflix release version will also feature its Japanese voice cast, which includes Junya Enoki (Yuji Itadori in Jujutsu Kaisen), Reina Ueda (Miyo Saimori in My Happy Marriage), and Misaki Kuno (Kurumi in Lycoris Recoil).

Mari Okada and MAPPA’s maboroshi anime film will be released on Netflix worldwide on January 15, 2023.

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