Animated series based on the game coming to Disney Plus


The game takes place in a magical training school with dorms based at various Disney properties.

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Disney + ‘s official Japanese Twitter account announced the development of an anime based on Disney: Twisted Wonderland, a Japanese smartphone game with Disney movie characters drawn in the style of manga characters. The game is a collaboration between Walt Disney Japan and Aniplex, a Japanese anime production company. No further details were provided on the state of production.

Disney: Twisted Wonderland launched in Japan on March 18, 2020, and reached approximately 1.5 million downloads when it was released. The story of the game centers around the main character – whose name is chosen by the player – as he is taken through a magic mirror and to a magic training school called Night Raven College. Unable to return to their world, they are offered the protection of the masked director.


There are seven dorms, each based on a different Disney license: Alice in Wonderland, The Lion King, The little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Aladdin, and Hercules. The player will interact with the best students in each dorm, who each look like the respective villains of their franchise. The player can also attend classes to increase their stats in areas like flying and alchemy. The gameplay has a light novel section, a rhythm game and a combat section.

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black butler manga creator Yana Toboso is credited with the concept, storyline and character design of the game. A manga adaptation was created and released on March 18, 2021, titled Disney Twisted-Wonderland The Comic: Episode of Heartslabyu. It was written by Wakana Hazuki and illustrated by Sumire kowono. It’s unclear if the anime will draw any elements from the manga adaptation.

There is no release date yet for Disney: Twisted Wonderland. Check out the official Disney Plus Japan official Twitter statement below.

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