This season’s anime directed by Girls und Panzer‘s Tsutomu Mizushima and Anohana‘s Mari Okada, The Lost Village, already has its viewers vanishing into speculation. From images of the hopeless souls heading to the mountain village of Nanakimura, the thinking is that if you look back at the main visuals below, you can figure out who will be disappearing and when.
Crunchyroll, who are streaming the anime as it airs in Japan, describe the series:
30 young men and women who came together on a shady bus tour. The tour’s destination: an illusive, possibly nonexistent village called Nanakimura. In Nanakimura, one can lead a utopian existence, free of the world’s obstacles … or so it was rumored, like an urban legend.
“In despair over the real world … wanting to escape the tedious daily life … wanting to restart your life from scratch…”
The bus headed deep into the mountains, carrying 30 people each harboring their own expectations and wounds in their hearts…
And so, the place these 30 arrived at, was an uninhabited village with the lingering faint scents of life, even though it was falling apart.