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Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta

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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
Licensors: NYAV Post, GKIDS
Studios: Science SARU
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 57 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.491 (scored by 5,521 users)
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Ranked: #17372
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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's Papa
Shinohara, Shinichi
Saitou, Souma
Ashimoto, Grandfather
Emoto, Akira
Ebina, Yuuho
Kotobuki, Minako
Kawashima, Tokuyoshi
Itou, Shizuka
Chief Priest
Sasaki, Mutsumi
Ebina, Father


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 20, 2017
kokuborou (All reviews)
Let's take a different approach about this movie....from a child's perspective this movie is very attractive and he feels vey connected to the story ,art and characters and will have a great blast watching it. One thing for sure this movie was made to be viewed together with all family members on a Sunday afternoon . It's has a simple and catching formula with a little fantasy and magic added to spice up things.The visuals are appealing and the ost is catchy.

What's remarkable about this movie is how it handles the bond between humans and mermaids and how it influenced 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
Apr 18, 2018
Karhu (All reviews)
Lu Over the Wall is one of Yuasa "Yuusa" Masaaki's three anime titles that were produced under his new animation studio he himself founded after Ping Pong the animation in 2014 in purpose of "inventing anime again", but for some reason not even his loyal fans watched Lu.

If we say Devilman Crybaby (2018) was what he wanted to achieve with Auers Blu AKA Kemenozume already in 2006, we are not far from truth. On the other hand, if we look into Yoru wa Mijikashi Aruke yo Otome (2017) AKA The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl AKA The Maiden Galaxy, it is just a tribute read more


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