Anime based on game with characters inspired by Disney villains
The official Japanese Twitter account for the Disney Plus subscription service announced on Thursday that the Disney Twisted-Wonderland smartphone game is inspiring an anime adaptation project. The announcement did not reveal any further details.
The game launched in Japan in March 2020. The first TV ad focused on the Heartslabyul Dormitory, inspired by the world of Alice in Wonderland, and the second ad featured The Lion King-inspired Savanaclaw Dorm.
Black Butler manga creator Yana Toboso handled the game’s main concept, scenario, and character designs. TROYCA animated the game’s opening movie, and Night Ravels performed the opening theme song “Piece of my world.”
The game centers around characters inspired by villains from Disney films, and is described as a “villains academy adventure game” that has rhythm game elements and battles.
The game’s story begins when the main character is summoned to another world by a magic mirror. There, the main character arrives at the prestigious magic training school “Night Ravens College.” With nowhere to go, the main character is offered protection by the school’s masked headmaster, and gets to know the uncooperative but genius students of the school while trying to find a way to get back home.
Night Ravens College has seven dormitories. The characters for each dormitory are inspired by different Disney works, including Alice in Wonderland, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Snow White, Hercules, The Lion King, and Sleeping Beauty.
Sumire Kowono and Wakana Hazuki launched a manga based on the game titled Disney Twisted-Wonderland The Comic: Episode of Heartslabyul in Square Enix‘s Monthly G Fantasy magazine on March 18.
Source: Disney Plus Japan Twitter account