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Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta

Alternative Titles

English: Lu Over the Wall
Synonyms: Song of Lu who Informs the Dawn
Japanese: 夜明け告げるルーのうた


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 19, 2017
Producers: Fuji TV, Toho, BS Fuji
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: Science SARU
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 57 min.
Rating: None


Score: 7.531 (scored by 1,594 users)
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Ranked: #15172
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Kai, a young middle schooler, lives in Hinashi Town, a lonely fishing village, with his father and his grandfather, a sun-umbrella maker. He used to live in Tokyo, but after his parents divorced he moved back to his parent's home town. Kai has trouble telling his parents the complicated feelings he has for them, and he's lonely and pessimistic about his school life. One of his joys is uploading songs he writes to the internet.

One day, his classmates Kunio and Yuuho invite him to join their band, "SEIRÈN." As he reluctantly follows them to Merfolk Island, their practice spot, they meet Lu, the mermaid girl. Lu sings merrily and dances innocently. As Kai begins to spend time with her, he starts to be able to say what it is that he's really thinking.

But since ancient times, the people of Hinashi Town have thought that mermaids brought disaster. Something happens that puts a huge rift between Lu and the townspeople. And then, the town is in danger. Will Kai's cry for the heart be able to save the town?

(Source: Fuji Creative Corporation)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Tani, Kanon
Ashimoto, Kai
Shimoda, Shouta
Lu no Papa
Shinohara, Shinichi
Saito, Soma
Chief Priest
Sasaki, Mutsumi
Itou, Shizuka
Kawashima, Tokuyoshi
Ebina, Father
Ashimoto, Grandfather
Emoto, Akira
Ebina, Yuuho
Kotobuki, Minako


Choi, Eunyoung
Yuasa, Masaaki
Director, Script
Kimura, Eriko
Sound Director
Yoshida, Reiko

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"Utautai no Ballad (歌うたいのバラッド)" by Kazuyoshi Saitou

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Aug 11, 2017
moonbell (All reviews)
I watched this film at Annecy Animation Festival, right after I'd seen two other anime films (In This Corner of the World and A Silent Voice) neither of which I will be reviewing or spoiling here but both of which were, while wonderful films, not particularly cheerful. Therefore, as the last anime film I was seeing in the programme I kind of expected that kind of tone to be present in Lu also.

I had also seen the trailer for it and it very much made the film seem to me like a bootleg Ponyo... yet I somehow really wanted to give it a chance.

And I read more
Nov 19, 2017
SamuraiSteve (All reviews)
This is long, but informative. If you care to, read on my compulsive samurai kin:

Let me preface by stating how important it is to this review that Yuasa is my favorite director, so I am naturally biased. I don't know the future, but this is likely the hardest review I will ever do.

Lu Over the Wall is essentially a lighthearted youth film charged by Yuasa's gift of creativity. However, given Yuasa's streak as a director, the movie could have been better. Knowing him, much better. There were some Yuasa-esque moments, but those moments didn't show why read more
Nov 19, 2017
Hagorama (All reviews)
Lu over the wall is an enjoyable watch with great visuals, a good score, a really "generic" story, and a very likable cast.

The story is nothing new, I am pretty sure you would be able to make out what will happen later on in the first 20 mins or so(Not saying it's a bad thing)
It's really lighthearted and I had grin throughout the movie.

It's quit vibrant and lively, and matches the upbeat tone of the movie.

Again really well done, gave a warm feeling whenever there was a musical piece.

A Really likable bunch, specially Lu and the read more
Nov 21, 2017
Hibikase (All reviews)
U N D E R R A T E D, is what I would describe Yu Over the Wall.

In an industry saturated with a consumer culture bent up on their attachment to overused cliches, character archetypes, and meta-humor, it becomes more and more difficult to find something that truly stands out from the crowd and expand the appeal of the anime medium. Yu Over the Wall (YOtW) is one of the debut works of the new studio, Science SARU, formed by the renowned director, Masaaki Yuasa (directed works such as Ping Pong the Animation and the Tatami Galaxy), and producer Choi Eunyoung. I personally found read more


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