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Lu Over the Wall (2017)

Yoake tsugeru Rû no uta (original title)
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The story centers on Kai, a gloomy middle school student whose life changes after meeting Lu, a mermaid.

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Masaaki Yuasa
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kanon Tani Kanon Tani ... Rû (voice)
Shôta Shimoda Shôta Shimoda ... Kai (voice)
Shin'ichi Shinohara Shin'ichi Shinohara ... Rû no papa (voice)
Akira Emoto Akira Emoto ... Jiisan (voice)
Sôma Saitô Sôma Saitô ... Kunio (voice)
Minako Kotobuki ... Yûho (voice)
Christine Marie Cabanos ... Lu (voice)
Michael Sinterniklaas ... Kai (voice)
Stephanie Sheh Stephanie Sheh ... Yûho (voice)
Brandon Engman ... Kunio (voice)
J. David Brimmer ... Lu's Father (voice) (as Michael Alston Baley)
Ezra Weisz Ezra Weisz ... Teruo (voice)
Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld ... Isaki / Merpuppy (voice)
Michael Sorich ... Chairman (voice)
Joe Ochman ... President (voice) (as Joseph Whimms)
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Storyline

New kid Kai is talented but adrift, spending his days sulking and isolated in a small fishing village after his family moves from Tokyo. When he demonstrates a proficiency at making music on his synthesizer, his classmates invite him to join their nascent garage band, but their practice sessions soon bring an unexpected guest: Lu, a young mermaid whose fins turn to feet when she hears the beats and whose singing causes humans to compulsively dance - whether they want to or not. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Kimi no "suki" wa boku o kaeru (Your "like" will change me)


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some peril and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Lu is Christine Marie Cabanos' second mermaid character. She also voiced the titular character in The Squid Girl: The Invader Comes from the Bottom of the Sea! (2010). See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Little Mermaid (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Kawaii kuchibiru
(Cute lips)
Lyrics by Masaaki Yuasa
Music and arrangement by Shin'ichi Sakurai
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Ponyo?
27 March 2020 | by rascalsartSee all my reviews

This was cute and nice to look at, the style was innovative. However it often felt like a direct rip on Miyazaki's 'Ponyo'. Many of the plot points and visual concepts in the details all are too similar to those in Ponyo. From the broken english Lu has, coming from the ocean, obsessed with boy on land, loves food after discovering it, etc. it's a little too blatant. But to be fair, Miyazaki set the bar pretty high and many anime that come out these days are clearly inspired by his work, but there were just too many coincidences to not make one notice the similarities in this film. Even with that said, it was still enjoyable, sweet, and cute.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

19 May 2017 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,773, 13 May 2018

Gross USA:

$109,857

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$161,253
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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