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Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or The Bottom? (2017)

Uchiage hanabi, shita kara miru ka? Yoko kara miru ka? (original title)
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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) | 1 more credit »
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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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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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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

Gross USA:

$525,280
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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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Trivia

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

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Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Incredible New Record (2018) See more »

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Not bad not great.
2 December 2018 | by reisparkleSee all my reviews

I must admit I've watched amazingly executed animated films but this one unfortunately doesn't make the list. The story: It had a lot of potential but even though the story was okay, it had a lot of twists and turns that could've been taken just a tad slower, but overall it wasn't terrible.

The p.o.v's: In case you haven't watched it to me it felt like the perspectives were jumping from one character to another plus I think the movie experience would've been a little bit better if they added Nazuma's perspective, since it felt like her point of view in this was basically missing.

Character development: Personally these characters felt pretty undeveloped if I could get at least some more insight on why the mc really liked the girl so much, and maybe a little more information on the little ball instead of it remaining a mystery

"Leave it to the imagination": Throughout the beginning when trying to figure out how the ball ended up there, to the end trying to figure out why the two weren't in class. I've seen other movies do this before but for a movie that had such great potential had a bad time trying to do this in my personal experience.

Overall: 6/10


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