Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Koujou


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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Alice and Therese's Illusion Factory, The Illusion Factory of Alice and Therese
Japanese: アリスとテレスのまぼろし工場
English: Maboroshi
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 15, 2023
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: MAPPA
Source: Original
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama
Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.241 (scored by 1773617,736 users)
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Ranked: #30162
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2177
Members: 94,152
Favorites: 526

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Masamune, a third-year middle school student, lives in a town where all the exits have been sealed off due to a sudden explosion at a steel mill, causing time to stand still. Residents are forbidden from making any changes and spend their suffocating days in the hopes of returning to normalcy someday.

One day, Masamune's mysterious classmate Mutsumi guides him to the fifth furnace of the steel mill, where they encounter a girl who cannot speak and resembles a wild wolf. The meeting between the two girls and Masamune disrupts the balance of the world, and the unstoppable "impulse of love" from boys and girls tired of their daily lives begins to destroy the world.

(Source: MAL News)

Characters & Voice Actors


Kimura, Makoto
Ootsuka, Manabu
Producer, Planning


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Ending Theme

"Shin-on (心音 [しんおん])" by Miyuki Nakajima.


Nov 3, 2023
Review summary: Fantastic MAPPA art work. The story is difficult to understand. But a story you can't get anywhere else.
Who should see it: Interested in story that closed space and feelings. Or People who have seen Mari Okada's past works.

(+) Fantastic Art Work
Produced by MAPPA. The worldview, the description of the steel mill, the expressions of the characters, everything was wonderful. If you've seen the trailer, Fantastic Art work continues from beginning to end. If you know MAPPA, I would recommend watching the movie.
This story is set in January 1991. I'm glad that the scenery from my childhood has been clearly captured in a movie. ...
Jan 16, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Oh, Mari Okada, I wish I knew how I felt about you as a creator. After her theatrical debut with Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms, she's back in the director's seat with a brand new movie, Maboroshi, or if you wanna use its Japanese title, Alice and Therese's Illusion Factory. No, I don't know why the Japanese title is so strange. I read something about how the names Alice and Therese, when said in Japanese together, also pronounce the name Aristotle in their language, which makes you wonder why they didn't just call it Aristotle's Illusion Factory, especially since there are no characters named ...
Jan 27, 2024
What the fuck did I just watch?

The Good:
The only redeeming qualities from this was the amazing art by MAPPA and the insert songs which is the only reason its not a 1. In my opinion I feel like this movie was just a side project for the animators to flex their skills and they just decided to tack on a story afterwards as a passing thought.

The Bad:
I think I got an aneurysm trying to understand the plot, this was more confusing then the last season of Attack on titan. The movie just tries to introduce way too many plot points, and there are also gaping ...

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Poll: Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Koujou Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
deguy - Sep 25, 2023
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May 23, 10:18 AM
How did it work?
HowlHobbit - Jan 22
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Apr 21, 8:40 PM
Really disappointed in the movie - Am I the only one?
saikyozero - Jan 21
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