Liz and the Blue Bird (movie)

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Alternative title:
Liz to Aoitori (Japanese)
リズと青い鳥 (Japanese)
莉茲與青鳥 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Plot Summary:
Mizore Yoroizuka and Nozomi Kasaki are a pair of best friends in their final year of high school. They're both obsessed with the school's brass band club. With Mizore on the oboe and Nozomi on the flute, they spend their days in happiness--until the club begins to practice songs inspired by the fairy tale Liz und ein Blauer Vogel (Liz and the Blue Bird). Immersed in this story, Mizore and Nozomi begin to realize that there may be no such thing as being together forever. 
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.
Vintage: 2018-04-21
Premiere date:
2018-04-21 (Japan)
2018-10-05 (Taiwan)
Ending Theme:
"girls,dance,staircase" by Yutaka Ono
"Songbirds" by Homecomings
Insert song:
"Liz and the Blue Bird" by ???
Official website:
Reviews:
Liz and the Blue Bird (Nov 5, 2018)
Liz and the Blue Bird (Apr 12, 2018)
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Naoko Yamada
Script: Reiko Yoshida
Storyboard: Naoko Yamada
Original Work: Ayano Takeda
Character Design: Futoshi Nishiya
Art Director: Mutsuo Shinohara
Chief Animation Director: Futoshi Nishiya
3D Director: Tetsuo Umetsu
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Director of Photography: Kazuya Takao
Advertising Producer:
Kōichirō Mukai
Takayuki Konishi
Advertising Tie-Up:
Hidenori Masuoka
Shigeo Hosouchi
Chief Manager: Keisuke Yokota
Color design: Naomi Ishida
Concert Band Manager: Manami Matsumoto
Coverage Cooperation: Kiyotaka Moriwaki (Kyoto Bunka Museum)
Design Coordinator: Kenji Minagawa
Digital Cinema Engineer:
Aya Shintani
Miho Takatsuka
Distribution Coordination:
Kōta Kuroda
Motoki Mukaichi
Toshio Iizuka
Editing: Kengo Shigemura
In-Between Check: Naoko Fujita
Insert Song Arrangement: Kenichi Kuroda
Insert Song Composition: Akito Matsuda
Instrument Setting: Hiroyuki Takahashi
Legal Affairs Manager:
Katsuhiko Muramoto
Risa Sakai
Literature: Atsuko Tanaka
Logo Design: Yukari Hayakawa
Management: Yoshiaki Ikeda
Music producer: Shigeru Saitō
Music Production Assistance:
Jun Kouda (girls,dance,staircase)
Mariko Yumita (girls,dance,staircase)
Shinsuke Osanai (Songbirds)
Sōhei Miyoshi (girls,dance,staircase)
Music Supervision: Masahiro Ōwada
Planning Producer: Hideaki Hatta
Production Coordination: Jin Kanou
Production manager:
Areum Han (Studio Blue)
Mika Cho
Saki Yasuda
Takahisa Fujita
Recording: Yasushi Nagura
Recording Assistant: Mika Kamemoto
Sound Effects: Hiromune Kurahashi
Sound Production Manager: Tomomi Yano
Special Effects: Norie Ōtō
Studio Management:
Takeshi Kojima
Teru Ogawa
Supervision: Tatsuya Ishihara
Technical Coordinator: Kyosuke Sakai
Theater Promotion: Hideaki Miyoshi
Theme Song Arrangement:
Homecomings (Songbirds)
kensuke ushio (girls,dance,staircase)
Theme Song Composition:
Homecomings (Songbirds)
kensuke ushio (girls,dance,staircase)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Naoko Yamada (girls,dance,staircase)
Yuki Fukutomi (Songbirds)
Theme Song Performance: Yutaka Ono (girls,dance,staircase)
Trailer Production: Tomoki Kawabe
Atsumi Tanezaki as Mizore Yoroizuka
Nao Tōyama as Nozomi Kasaki

Ayaka Asai as Hazuki Katō
Chika Anzai as Reina Kōsaka
Houko Kuwashima as Satomi Niiyama
Konomi Fujimura as Natsuki Nakagawa
Miyu Honda as Liz
Moe Toyota as Sapphire "Midori" Kawashima
Shiori Sugiura as Ririka Kenzaki
Takahiro Sakurai as Noboru Taki
Tomoyo Kurosawa as Kumiko Ōmae
Yūichi Nakamura as Masahiro Hashimoto
Yuri Yamaoka as Yūko Yoshikawa
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Kyoto Animation
Commercialization: Kyoto Animation
Digital Laboratory: Imagica
Distributor: Shochiku
HD Editing: studio2001:
In-Between Animation:
Phoenix Animation
Studio Blue
xenron
Music Production: Lantis
Music Production Assistance: Sumida Boys and Girls Choir (girls,dance,staircase)
Music Production Cooperation: Senzoku Gakuen College of Music
Musical Instrument Assistance: Yamaha
Performance Cooperation: Freshman Wind Ensemble
Production Assistance: Animation DO
Publicity: electro89
Recording Studio:
studio2001:
studio2010:
Sound Production: Rakuonsha
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Stephanie Sheh

Casting: Stephanie Sheh
Recording engineer: Michael Schneider
Laurie Hymes as Mizore Yoroizuka
Stephanie Sheh as Nozomi Kasaki

Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld as Hazuki Kato
Cassandra Morris as Sapphire "Midori" Kawashima
Courtney Shaw as Liz
Cristina Vee as Reina Kosaka
Megan Harvey as Yuko Yoshikawa
Mike Pollock as Masahiro Hashimoto
Ryan Bartley as Satomi Niyama
Sarah Anne Williams as Natsuki Nakagawa
Wayne Grayson as Noboru Taki
Xanthe Huynh as Ririka Kenzaki

Carrie Savage as Meiko
Courtney Shaw as Blue Girl
Ryan Bartley as Senritsu
Stephanie Sheh as Tsubomi

English companies
ADR Production: NYAV Post
Distributor: Eleven Arts
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Distributor: GaragePlay
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)

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