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Masaaki Yuasa to Direct 'Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta' Anime Film

by tsubasalover
Jan 18, 2017 5:56 PM | 30 Comments


Director Masaaki Yuasa (Ping Pong The Animation, Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei) revealed a new original film titled Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta (Lu Over the Wall) on Thursday. The film is scheduled to premiere in theaters in Japan on May 19.

Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta is Masaaki Yuasa's first film to feature an original story. The story centers on Kai, a gloomy middle school student whose life changes after meeting Lu, a mermaid.

Cast
Lu: Kanon Tani (Kimi no Na wa.)
Kai: Shouta Shimoda (Live-action Kuchibiru ni Uta wo)
Lu's Father: Shinichi Shinohara (Video Game Yakuza: Kiwami)
Comic Duo: Chidori
Grandfather: Akira Emoto (Furusato Saisei: Nihon no Mukashibanashi)
Kunio: Soma Saito (Zankyou no Terror)
Yuuho: Minako Kotobuki (Hibike! Euphonium)

Staff
Director: Masaaki Yuasa
Script: Reiko Yoshida (Aria The Animation), Masaaki Yuasa
Producer: EunYoung Choi (Ping Pong The Animation Assistant Director)
Original Character Design: Yoko Nemu (Gozen 3-ji no Muhouchitai Mangaka)
Animation Director, Character Design: Nobutake Itou (Kaiba)
Art Director: Kouji Oono (Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki)
Director of Photography: Batisto Perón
Flash Animation: Abel Góngora, Juan Manuel Laguna (Garo: Honoo no Kokuin Animation Director and Photography)
Sound Director: Eriko Kimura (Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei)
Music Composition: Takatsugu Muramatsu (Omoide no Marnie)
Studio: Science SARU

Theme Song Performance: "Uta Utai no Ballad" by Kazuyoshi Saito

PV


Official Twitter: @lu_no_uta

Source: Eiga Natalie

Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta on MAL

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Even tho the storyline seems to be pretty simple - nothing really unique - still looking forward to this beside the other Yuasa movies.

Jan 25, 2017 12:02 AM by cure_potato

Yuusa's cinematography in this short PV captured me once again. (though don't know if the story itself will be good or not)
anyways i'll give it a try.

Jan 24, 2017 7:46 AM by Cactii

heheh 3 Movies from Yuasa, we will watch them in 2018 when the Bluray comes out.

Jan 23, 2017 7:55 AM by jerat

God, it's funny how much people complain about unoriginality with other tropes but never fail to be excited about 'bland boy meets mystical manic pixie dreamgirl'

I do like Yuasa, I'm disappointed he chose such a typical storyline. It's where the profit lays tho (check out Bakemononomo franchise) so fuck I guess.

Jan 21, 2017 2:48 PM by Claptrap

2017 is saved. Two (maybe three?) Yuasa anime in one year. This one looks like a bit of a departure from his previous work, but not in a bad way.

Jan 20, 2017 6:07 PM by Josh

Ive been thinking about the unannounced project with yuasa and kiyotaka oshiyama, and i think oshiyama may direct it. I'd be worried about yuasas health if he did 2 films and a tv series all at the same time, not to mention a dip in quality if yuasas even capable of that. Just thought that was an interesting thought I'd share.

Jan 20, 2017 8:09 AM by GoldNautilus

Merger unexpected ♥(>̯┌┐<)•°

Jan 20, 2017 4:43 AM by MisakiOji

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaip!

Looks like a fantasy adventure with some slice of life, but its Yuasa so probably 10 times better than the average one
Anime gets to live another day :D

Jan 19, 2017 8:19 AM by SpaghettiSpike

Ahhh working with Choi EunYoung again!

Alipio said:
Hella Ponyo vibes.

This though.

It worries me, I wish the mermaid design was a bit more different.

Jan 19, 2017 5:28 AM by Lemon

Great news. Looks like this will be the family movie he mentioned last year in the interview. Glad that Yoshida Reiko works on the script also.
I guess one movie and two tv series from Yuasa then ? Sounds dope.

Jan 19, 2017 3:37 AM by galimx

Nice, a movie. Yuasa never let me down so far (lowest I gave was a high 7/10) and that's really impressive after 5 shows.

Bring on the quality.

Jan 19, 2017 2:06 AM by Nidhoeggr

I like Yuasa's works (tho they aren't my most favorites when it comes to stuff), so I'm pretty excited for this honestly.

Jan 19, 2017 12:56 AM by Wasshio

So looks like this is the family oriented film he was talking about? Any Yuusa work is a must watch so yeah hope we can watch this not too long after the release in Japan.

I am interested to see what anime series they are planning, tho.

Jan 18, 2017 9:36 PM by Frostbytes

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Jan 18, 2017 9:21 PM by Kittenpotpie

I liked the PV. Looked like a western movie a bit? I guess...

MAL entry, please, so I can add it to my PTW.

Too bad most movies take ages to be available and subbed.

Jan 18, 2017 9:13 PM by Wintovisky

Alipio said:
Hella Ponyo vibes.


This! I'm looking forward to this, looks like a very fun movie!!

Jan 18, 2017 9:03 PM by Mirorin

Hella Ponyo vibes.

Jan 18, 2017 8:53 PM by Alipio

so this is the family film he mentioned. the character designs are interestingly lacking in detail. not sure yet if it's good or bad

Jan 18, 2017 8:47 PM by simo000

DatRandomDude said:
SenpaiJay98 said:
https://twitter.com/Yuyucow/status/820329028158705664 It's not confirmed if it's tv series or movie, but I'm still hyped
Oh yeah, just saw the article that came with it.

''— Oshiyama and Yuasa are currently working on what seems to be a TV series, to be announced sometime in March (likely at AnimeJapan). They wouldn’t be surprised if it were rated R considering all the sexual content in it.''

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/01/14/osamu-kobayashi-talk-event-quotes-and-excerpts/
Spring 2017-Early 2018 is looking great for a lot of things

Jan 18, 2017 7:36 PM by SenpaiJay98

SenpaiJay98 said:
DatRandomDude said:
wait wait wait
wat ?
source ? Oo
https://twitter.com/Yuyucow/status/820329028158705664 It's not confirmed if it's tv series or movie, but I'm still hyped
Oh yeah, just saw the article that came with it.

''— Oshiyama and Yuasa are currently working on what seems to be a TV series, to be announced sometime in March (likely at AnimeJapan). They wouldn’t be surprised if it were rated R considering all the sexual content in it.''

https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2017/01/14/osamu-kobayashi-talk-event-quotes-and-excerpts/

Jan 18, 2017 7:32 PM by DatRandomDude

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