1 user 5 critic

Rizu to Aoi tori (2018)

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 »


Naoko Yamada


Ayano Takeda (characters), Reiko Yoshida (screenplay)
1 nomination. See more awards »


Learn more

More Like This 

Hibike! Euphonium (TV Series 2015)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Kumiko, a girl with absolutely no ambition, decides to change herself now that she has started her high school life and try to leave her hobby, playing euphonium in orchestra aside but she totally cannot forget it anyway.

Stars: Tomoyo Kurosawa, Ayaka Asai, Moe Toyota
Animation | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Tamako's life changes when her best childhood friend, Mochizou suddenly confessed his love.

Director: Naoko Yamada
Stars: Aya Suzaki, Atsushi Tamaru, Yûki Kaneko
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Directors: Taiichi Ogawa, Tatsuya Ishihara
Stars: Chika Anzai, Ayaka Asai, Minori Chihara
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Tatsuya Ishihara
Stars: Chika Anzai, Ayaka Asai, Minori Chihara
K-On! (2009–2010)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

K-ON is about 5 high school girls who become friends through the Light Music Club. Yui the lead guitarist, Tsumugi the keyboardist, Mio the bassist, Azusa the rhythm guitarist, and Ritsu the drummer. K-ON is the story of 5 aspiring musicians and their journey through high school together.

Stars: Aki Toyosaki, Yôko Hikasa, Satomi Sato
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Things go badly for a hack director and film crew shooting a low budget zombie movie in an abandoned WWII Japanese facility, when they are attacked by real zombies.

Director: Shin'ichirô Ueda
Stars: Takayuki Hamatsu, Yuzuki Akiyama, Harumi Shuhama
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Tsutomu Mizushima
Stars: Mai Fuchigami, Ai Kayano, Mami Ozaki
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After losing her parents in a car accident, Okko starts living in the countryside with her grandmother who runs a traditional Japanese inn. While she prepares to be the next owner of the inn, Okko can somehow see friendly ghosts.

Director: Kitarô Kôsaka
Animation | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A young man is ostracized by his classmates after he bullies a deaf girl to the point where she moves away. Years later, he sets off on a path for redemption.

Director: Naoko Yamada
Stars: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yûki
Animation | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Naoyuki Itô
Stars: Misako Iino, Momone Iwabuchi, Yûki Kaji
Animation | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Rikka has entered her third year of highschool and is still a chunibyo. It is spring break and university exams are approaching. Toka has decided to take Rikka to Italy with her, because of... See full summary »

Director: Tatsuya Ishihara
Stars: Jun Fukuyama, Maaya Uchida, Chinatsu Akasaki
Animation | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A fourth-grader, Aoyama-kun, investigates the mysterious reason behind the sudden appearance of penguins in his village, which is somehow related to a power from a young woman working at a dental clinic.

Director: Hiroyasu Ishida
Stars: Kana Kita, Yû Aoi, Miki Fukui


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)


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

spin off | See All (1) »


Animation | Drama | Music


See all certifications »






Release Date:

21 April 2018 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gekijouban Hibike! Euphonium 1 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kyoto Animation See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Follows Hibike! Euphonium (2015) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Learning to fly
11 November 2018 | by sarap1300See all my reviews

"Liz and the Bluebird," is a new film directed by Naoko Yamada for Kyoto Animation. If you were a fan of Sound Euphonium, you'll smile at all the Easter eggs delicately placed throughout the story. The movie is set in the same high school and in the same universe as Sound Euphonium, and features the same orchestra director/music teacher. But this time, Yamada tells a different story of these music students, weaving the real life relationship between two best friends and a special duet they are supposed to perform based on a folk tale entitled "Liz and the Bluebird."

Mizore and Nozomi are best friends. Mizore is very shy and withdrawn, always feeling lonely and lost, while Nozomi is an effervescent social butterfly. Nozomi seems to have it all: charm, wit, talent, personality. Even her ponytail swishes with an air of confidence as she walks. Mizore earnestly feels that she cannot exist without Nozomi around her. But these girls are now in their senior year in high school. It's time to think about graduation, college, and those hard decisions about everything that comes after. Although neither girl feels ready, it's time for them to grow up. All of this is plays out beautifully through the musical piece, "Liz and the Bluebird," a story about a young, lonely woman who befriends a magical girl in blue. Yamada uses an actual high school orchestra for the soundtrack, which makes the story so much more poignant as our main characters struggle through the piece and with their relationship to each other.

"Liz and the Bluebird" is a lovely little coming of age story. Yamada's genius lies in her ability to focus in and magnify that magical moment when a young person finally reaches that crest of self-actualization, when they see themselves as they truly are and how they impact those around them, as well as how much others impact them. Yamada seems to understand the true nature of friendship more than any other movie director. She also has a clear understanding of the role parents and teachers can play in a young person's life. While in A Silent Voice, it was the parents who had a strong impact, in Liz and the Bluebird, it's the teachers, Ms. Niyama, in particular, who gently guides the two girls in their journey of musical analysis and self-reflection.

If you just want a sweet movie that's a breath of fresh air, this is the one.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed