Masaaki Yuasa's Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta Anime Film Reveals Poster Visual
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for director Masaaki Yuasa's upcoming Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta (Lu over the wall or "Song of Lu who Informs the Dawn") anime film updated with a new poster visual on Tuesday. The visual depicts a meeting between Kai and the mermaid Lu. The tagline reads "Your 'I like you' will change me."
TOHO also began streaming a video of art director Hiroshi Ohno painting the background for the visual.
Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta is Yuasa's first anime film with an original story. The protagonist Kai moves with his father from Tokyo to the declining fishing town of Hinashi to live with his grandfather following his parents' divorce. Kai is unable to give words to his complex feelings about his parents, so he passes his middle school life gloomily. His one joy is uploading his musical compositions to the internet.
One day his classmates Kunio and Yūho invite him to join their band, and when he reluctantly accompanies them to practice on Mermaid Island, the three of them meet a mermaid named Lu. Through her cheerful singing and dancing, Kai is slowly able to open up about his feelings. However, calamity strikes and Kai must shout from the bottom of his heart in order to save the town.
Kanon Tani (your name.) and Shōta Shimoda are starring in the film as Lu and Kai, respectively. Shin'ichi Shinohara plays Lu's father and the comic duo Chidori play fishermen. Other cast members include Akira Emoto as a grandfather, Sōma Saitō as Kunio, and Minako Kotobuki as Yūho.
TOHO previously streamed a trailer for the film. The video begins by showing some of Yuasa's earlier anime, including his upcoming Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome film that is slated to open on April 7.
The film is slated to open in Japan on May 19.
Source: Animate Times
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