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Liz and the Blue Bird Film's Long Promo Video, 2nd Making-of Video Streamed

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Composer Akito Matsuda conducts piece for film that opened on Saturday

The official website for Liz to Aoitori (Liz und ein Blauer Vogel or Liz and the Blue Bird), the first of two planned all-new anime films in the Sound! Euphonium franchise, began streaming a long promotional video on Saturday.

The site also began streaming a second behind-the-scenes video for the anime on Friday. The video shows the recording for the music for the segments in the film that depict the "Liz and the Blue Bird" fairy tale, under the baton of Akito Matsuda, who also composed the music for the first two Sound! Euphonium seasons.

The film opened in Japan on Saturday, April 21.

The film tells a new story of third-year students Nozomi Kasaki and Mizore Yoroizuka.

Naoko Yamada (K-ON!, A Silent Voice) directed the film off scripts by Reiko Yoshida (K-ON!, Yowamushi Pedal). Futoshi Nishiya (A Silent Voice, Free!, episode animation director for both television anime seasons), returned to design the characters. Mutsuo Shinohara (A Silent Voice, Clannad) returned as art director. kensuke ushio (A Silent Voice, Space Dandy) composed the music.

Other staff members include:

The second planned film will tell the story of Kumiko Ōmae and others as second-year students. Tatsuya Ishihara (both seasons of Sound! Euphonium) is directing that film.

The second flashback film in the franchise, Gekijō-ban Hibike! Euphonium: Todoketai Melody, opened in Japan last September. Tatsuya Ishihara (both seasons of Sound! Euphonium) served as chief director, and Taichi Ogawa (unit director for Tamako Love Story, A Silent Voice) directed the film. The film looks back on the events of the second season of the anime series.

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