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Liz to Aoi Tori

Alternative Titles

English: Liz and the Blue Bird
Synonyms: Gekijouban Hibike! Euphonium: Mizore to Nozomi no Monogatari, Hibike! Euphonium: The Story of Mizore and Nozomi, Hibike! Euphonium Movie: Mizore to Nozomi no Monogatari
Japanese: リズと青い鳥


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 21, 2018
Licensors: Eleven Arts, Ponycan USA
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Novel
Genres: Drama, Music, School
Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.281 (scored by 12,509 users)
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Ranked: #2702
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Popularity: #1996
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Mizore Yoroizuka and Nozomi Kasaki are two close friends who are part of the Kitauji High School music club. Quiet and reserved Yoroizuka plays the oboe while lively and popular Kasaki plays the flute. The group has decided to play Liz and the Blue Bird, a song inspired on a fairy tale about the relationship between a girl and a bird. The musical piece puts both Mizore and Nozomi on the spotlight due to a solo part by Yoroizuka and forces the two girls to reexamine their friendship.

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Yamada, Naoko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
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Ishihara, Tatsuya
Episode Director
Takemoto, Yasuhiro
Episode Director

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"Songbirds" by Homecomings

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Apr 22, 2018
manlyflower (All reviews)
"Liz to Aoi Tori" is essentially a side story to the "Hibike Euphonium" series, and from the very start, it fully embraces that role. Fans of the TV anime will likely find themselves despairing over the limited screen-time of their favorite cast members, inching forward in their seats as Kumiko, Reina, and the rest of the now-second-year ensemble teasingly jump in and out of picture for only moments at a time. This minor frustration will only be temporary, however, as we're forced out of that frame of mind, into the soft, melancholic lens of our focal point in this movie: Mizore. Although this story exists read more
Dec 8, 2018
Jex (All reviews)
Liz and the Blue Bird is 30 minutes longer than it needs to be. Despite the smooth animation, crisp visual style and well written comfy soundtrack, this movie is a drag to watch.

The story is unfortunately basic. Two friends are playing important parts in a concert band piece and relate themselves to the story behind the piece. They have a very gay scene at the end where they hug and say what they love about each other. In the end, they become closer friends because they understand each other more. There is not enough content to stretch the movie out to 90 minutes with. read more
Apr 22, 2018
Karhu (All reviews)
From the world's most famous female anime director, Yamada Naoko, comes Liz and the Blue Bird. A spinoff movie of Hibike Euphonium, produced under KyoAni.

The movie focuses on two Hibike side characters, Mizore and Nozomi. The story is about their relationship and personal drama, mainly focusing around the ever present music and how it plays a part in their coming-of-age and self-discovery, giving a meaning to their life and the base to their relationship. The movie especially focuses on how hard letting go off something is, and raises the question "are all good things really bound to end?" This is presented in 3 different read more
Dec 6, 2018
llimdaert_hpue (All reviews)
It's nearly impossible for someone interested in the anime industry not to have heard of Yamada Naoko. Her personality-focused direction on K-On! is arguably what turned it into a hit and raised it above its contemporaries. More recently, she directed Koe no Katachi, a film that seemed to signal a move into a more art-house style with unusual shot compositions, a minimal soundtrack and a meandering pace. While the film had many flaws, its personal message resonated with a lot of people, further shining a light on Yamada's talent.
With this in mind, it was clear that Liz to Aoi Tori would be well received, even read more


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