Liz and the Blue Bird

Liz and the Blue Bird (2018)

The truth will break your heart

  • Genre: Animation, Drama, Music
  • Release Date: 2018-04-21
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 47 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 30min
  • Language: 日本語
  • Production Company: Kyoto Animation
  • Production Country: Japan
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Liz's days of solitude come to an end when she meets a blue bird in the form of a young girl. Liz must make a heart-wrenching decision in order to truly realize her love for Blue Bird. High school seniors and close friends Mizore Yoroizuka and Nozomi Kasaki are tasked to play the lead instruments in the third movement of Liz and the Blue Bird, a concert band piece inspired by this fairy tale. The introverted and reserved Mizore plays the oboe, representing the kind and gentle Liz. Meanwhile, the radiant and popular Nozomi plays the flute, portraying the cheerful and energetic Blue Bird. However, as they rehearse, the distance between Mizore and Nozomi seems to grow. Their disjointed duet disappoints the band. With little time to improve as their performance draws near, they desperately attempt to connect with their respective characters. But when Mizore and Nozomi consider the story from a brand-new perspective, will the girls find the strength to face harsh realities?

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Writing Reiko Yoshida Screenplay
Sound Youta Tsuruoka Sound Director
Editing Kengo Shigemura Editor
Visual Effects Naomi Ishida Color Designer
Visual Effects Futoshi Nishiya Character Designer
Directing Naoko Yamada Director
Writing Naoko Yamada Storyboard
Art Naoko Yamada Storyboard Designer
Art Mutsuo Shinohara Art Direction
Camera Kazuya Takao Director of Photography
Writing Ayano Takeda Original Story
Sound Kensuke Ushio Original Music Composer