Protagonist Schemes in Mirage Queen Theatrical Anime Film Key Visual

Main staff revealed for upcoming adaptation based on "phantom thief" children's novel series by Kaoru Hayamine

The logo for the upcoming Kaitou Queen wa Circus ga Osuki theatrical anime production.


A new key visual and the main staff have been revealed for Kaitou Queen wa Circus ga Osuki ("The Phantom Thief Queen Loves the Circus", also known as Mirage QUEEN aime cirque), an upcoming theatrical anime film based on the series of children's novels written by Kaoru Hayamine and illustrated by K2 Shoukai about a globe-trotting phantom thief who steals whatever they please. The main staff for the film includes:


  • Original work: The Kaitou Queen series by Kaoru Hayamine and K2 Shoukai (published by Kodansha under their Aoitori Bunko label)
  • Director: Saori Den
  • Screenplay: Mariko Kunisawa
  • Character design: Kumiko Kawashima
  • Music: Moe Hyuga
  • Sound director: Toshiki Kameyama
  • Sound production: Bit grooove promotion
  • Animation production: East Fish Studio
  • Production: "Phantom Queen" Production Committee
  • Distribution: Pony Canyon


A new key visual for the upcoming Kaitou Queen wa Circus ga Osuki theatrical anime film, featuring the titular Phantom Queen - an androgynous person with long, lilac-colored hair dressed in a red and white suit coat - sitting in a luxurious stuffed chair with a black cat on their lap. An empty wine glass and a calling card sit on a small end table to their left.


The story of Kaitou Queen wa Circus ga Osuki follows a mysterious phantom thief of unknown age, gender, and nationality who travels the world on the airship "Troubadour" along with their partners, Joker and RD, and steals anything that strikes their fancy. This time, the Mirage Queen targets the "Linden's Rose", a legendary gemstone, only to discover that it has already been stolen by a mysterious circus troupe. Nothing is impossible for the Phantom Queen, so they challenge the brilliant circus performers (including illusionists, acrobats, and hypnotists) in order to retrieve the gem.


Kaitou Queen wa Circus ga Osuki is scheduled to screen in Japanese theaters in 2022.




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Copyright notice: © Kaoru Hayamine・K2 Shoukai・Kodansha / "Mirage Queen" Production Committee


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