In this sci-fi tinged story of young love and teenage turmoil, a mysterious glowing ball offers Norimichi a second chance at securing his dream date.

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 ... Nazuna (voice)
Masaki Suda ... Norimichi (voice)
Mamoru Miyano ... Yûsuke (voice)
Shintarô Asanuma Shintarô Asanuma ... Jun'ichi (voice)
Toshiyuki Toyonaga Toshiyuki Toyonaga ... Kazuhiro (voice)
Yûki Kaji ... Minoru (voice)
Shin'ichirô Miki ... Nazuna no haha no saikon aite (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 ... Hanabi-shi (voice)
Chiwa Saitô ... Kangoshi (voice)
Yû Shimamura Yû Shimamura ... Kangoshi (voice)
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Storyline

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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When the fireworks light up, a miracle of love will occur (Singapore and Malaysia trailer) See more »


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The film was completed on August 6th, only 12 days before the official release date in Japan. See more »

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Beautiful but I didn't understand
21 October 2020 | by amaliaschwartzSee all my reviews

It was very beautiful, the scenery at least. I watched it with my mom and she cried, I didn't understand why she was crying though. I guess I'm just not old enough to understand why she was crying. The concept is good but they could've elaborated on a lot of topics some more. The animation was beautiful in my opinion. It's worth a watch even if you don't quite understand it.


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Country:

Japan | USA

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:

$138,014, 8 July 2018

Gross USA:

$525,280

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,672,406
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Company Credits

Production Co:

SHAFT See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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