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Uchiage hanabi, shita kara miru ka? Yoko kara miru ka? (2017)

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Schoolchildren Norimichi, Yûsuke and Jun'ichi want to know if fireworks look round or flat from the side. They make a plan to find the answer at a fireworks display, while Nazuna schemes to... See full summary »

Directors:

Akiyuki Shinbo (as Akiyuki Shinbô), Nobuyuki Takeuchi (co-director)

Writers:

Shunji Iwai, Hitoshi Ône (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzu Hirose ... Oikawa Nazuna (voice)
Masaki Suda ... Shimada Norimichi (voice)
Mamoru Miyano ... Azumi Yûsuke (voice)
Shintarô Asanuma Shintarô Asanuma ... Jun'ichi (voice)
Toshiyuki Toyonaga Toshiyuki Toyonaga ... Kazuhiro (voice)
Yûki Kaji ... Minoru (voice)
Shin'ichirô Miki ... Partner of Nazuna's mother (voice)
Kana Hanazawa Kana Hanazawa ... Miura Sensei (voice)
Takahiro Sakurai ... Mitsuishi Sensei (voice)
Michiko Neya Michiko Neya ... Norimichi no haha (voice)
Nobuo Tobita ... Norimichi no chichi (voice)
Mitsuru Miyamoto Mitsuru Miyamoto ... Yûsuke no chichi (voice)
Fumihiko Tachiki ... Hanabishi (voice)
Takako Matsu ... Nazuna no haha (voice)
Chiwa Saitô Chiwa Saitô ... Kangoshi (voice)
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Schoolchildren Norimichi, Yûsuke and Jun'ichi want to know if fireworks look round or flat from the side. They make a plan to find the answer at a fireworks display, while Nazuna schemes to run away with Norimichi or Yûsuke, whoever wins at the pool.

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Taglines:

Kurikaesu natsuyasumi no ichinichi, nando de mo kimi ni koi o suru (One repeated day of summer vacation, again and again fall in love with you) See more »


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 August 2017 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Fireworks See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$138,011, 8 July 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$525,280, 19 July 2018
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The conference held at the mid July originally should be the announcement conference for the completion of this film, but the animation was not finished by then. The preview screening was pushed back to the early August, about only ten days before the official release date in Japan. See more »

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Despite showing bits of promise, Fireworks is full of tropes and poor writing.
7 July 2018 | by deadred-66272See all my reviews

Fireworks falls short in most aspects. The characters and their relationships are very underdeveloped, the unique plot hook is not fleshed out, and the animation, while very lovely at times, is riddled with stilted 3d and consistency errors. I also had problems with the direction at times. Things like the way the some scenes are lit and the audio tracks being an unnatural volume took me out of the film. The latter could be chalked up to the dub or the theater I saw the movie in so I won't count it against it. Overall it seemed generic and did not live up to the importance the movie put on itself.


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