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Liz and the Blue Bird (2018)

Rizu to aoi tori (original title)
Mizore Yoroizuka and Nozomi Kasaki are a pair of best friends in their final year of high school. They're both obsessed with the school's brass band club. With Mizore on the oboe and Nozomi... See full summary »

Director:

Naoko Yamada

Writers:

Ayano Takeda (characters), Reiko Yoshida (screenplay)
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Atsumi Tanezaki Atsumi Tanezaki ... Mizore Yoroizuka (voice)
Nao Tôyama ... Nozomi Kasaki (voice)
Miyu Honda Miyu Honda ... Liz (voice)
Konomi Fujimura Konomi Fujimura ... Natsuki Nakagawa (voice)
Yuri Yamaoka Yuri Yamaoka ... Yuko Yoshikaw (voice)
Shiori Sugiura Shiori Sugiura ... Ririka Kenzaki (voice)
Tomoyo Kurosawa Tomoyo Kurosawa ... Kumiko Oumae (voice)
Ayaka Asai Ayaka Asai ... Hazuki Kato (voice)
Moe Toyota Moe Toyota ... Sapphire Kawashima (voice)
Chika Anzai Chika Anzai ... Reina Kousaka (voice)
Houko Kuwashima ... Satomi Niiyama (voice)
Yûichi Nakamura ... Masahiro Hashimoto (voice)
Takahiro Sakurai ... Noboru Taki (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryan Bartley ... Ms. Niyama (voice)
Wayne Grayson ... Noboru Taki (voice)
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Storyline

Mizore Yoroizuka and Nozomi Kasaki are a pair of best friends in their final year of high school. They're both obsessed with the school's brass band club. With Mizore on the oboe and Nozomi on the flute, they spend their days in happiness, until the club begins to practice songs inspired by the fairy tale Liz und ein Blauer Vogel - "Liz and the Blue Bird". Immersed in this story, Mizore and Nozomi begin to realize that there may be no such thing as being together forever. Written by animenewsnetwork

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

21 April 2018 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gekijouban Hibike! Euphonium 1 See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$63,204

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$726,454
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Follows Sound! Euphonium (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Songbirds
Written by Yuki Fukutomi
Music and Arrangement by Homecomings
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Kyoto Animation's Masterpiece
19 January 2019 | by zak55See all my reviews

If you want a film that gives you tons of action, an incredibly complex story, or a dark tale, this isn't the movie for you. However, if you're in the mood for a stunning character piece that tells a simple but superb story than this is a movie for you. It tells it's story partially through the stunning body language displayed by the characters as while you might not hear what the characters are thinking all of the time, you can certainly gauge it from how they have their arms and legs positioned, expressions that briefly flash across their face, or how they are postured. Liz and The Blue Bird requires you to pay attention and it rewards you for doing so. It also uses music (It is a music anime) to give the most emotional moment of the movie that is soon followed by it's most enthralling part. The voice acting also carries the move to the next level as each actress gives an outstanding performance that gives further depth to their characters. You also don't really need to watch the series to get the characters as they were only side companions to the main story. But here, they take center stage and honestly surpass their predecessor in every regard. So yeah...go watch this movie.


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