Arei no Kagami

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Arei's Mirror: Way to the Virgin Space
Arei no Kagami VHS cover.jpg
The cover of the VHS release
アレイの鏡 ~ Way to the Virgin Space
(Arei's Mirror ~ Way to the Virgin Space)
GenreScience fiction
Written byLeiji Matsumoto
Published bySekai Bunka Publishing
PublishedMay 1, 1985
Anime film
Directed byKozo Morishita
StudioToei Animation
ReleasedMarch 16, 1985
Runtime22 minutes
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Arei's Mirror: Way to the Virgin Space (アレイの鏡 〜ウェイ・トゥ・ザ・バージン・スペース〜, Arei no Kagami ~Wei tu za Bājin Spēsu~, also known as Mirror of Halley)[1] was originally created by Leiji Matsumoto as an educational-like video aimed more at children. It used information about Earth and Outer Space which lead many to believe it as an educational video. It was first shown only as a movie in the Expo '85 as part of the World Fair.[1] It was also Leiji Matsumoto's first work with Computer Graphics in it. The same year it was published a single-volume comic adaptation cured by Sekai Bunkasha.[2]


The story follows Daichi Meguru and Mayu, a young boy and a pilot, as they flee their war torn planet and into space. Upon their ship a stowaway android named Zero joins their quest as they travel through Halley's Mirror.


Kozo Morishita
Mitsuru Majima
Yuri Nishimura
Original Manga and Design
Leiji Matsumoto
Character Design & Animation Direction
Kazuo Komatsubara

Theme Songs[edit]

"We Will Be One Someday" by Satoko Shimonari
Lyrics: Kayoko Fuyumori
Composed: Yuri Nishimura
"Aoi Mizuumi" by Satoko Shimonari
Lyrics: Kayoko Fuyumori
Composed: Yuri Nishimura


Daichi Meguru
Keiko Toda
Yōko Asagami
Hideyuki Tanaka
Hiromi Tsuru
Universal Consciousness
Reiko Mutô


The movie was only shown once and was then released on VHS. Very few media or products were released, except for a few at the Expo. There has been no DVD or Blu-ray release.

A soundtrack was released as a vinyl record.


  1. ^ a b Jonathan Clements, Helen McCarthy. The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917. Stone Bridge Press, 2006. ISBN 1845765001.
  2. ^ Trish Ledoux. Anime interviews. Cadence Books, 1997. ISBN 1569312206.

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