A new anime movie titled Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta (Lu Over the Wall) will be released on May 19, 2017. The director will be Masaaki Yuasa, who is known for directing Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei (The Tatami Galaxy) and Ping Pong The Animation. The characters were created by Youko Nemu.
Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta will be released after Yuasa’s upcoming anime movie Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome in April 2017. This new movie will be Yuasa’s first original story and is about a relationship between a boy in middle school called Kai and a mermaid called Lu.
We have a promotional video and the cast information: The mermaid Lu will be voiced by Kanon Tani, Kai will be voiced by Shouta Shimoda, Lu’s father will be voiced by Shinichi Shinohara, and the fishermen will be voiced by the comedians Daigo and Nobu (comedy duo Chidori). In addition, the grandfather will be voiced by Akira Emoto, Kunio will be voiced by Souma Saitou, and Yuuho will be voiced by Minako Kotobuki.
The theme song is Kazuyoshi Saitou’s Utautai no Ballad. Reiko Yoshida and the director Yuasa will write the screenplay, and Takatsugu Muramatsu will be directing the music.
Kanon Tani’s Comment
‘The mermaid Lu is very innocent and loves singing and dancing. She has the kind of friendships where she can join forces with her friends to save her comrades under the sea. I hope people will enjoy this movie that has many cute characters!’
Shouta Shimoda’s Comment
‘Kai is a boy in middle school who is shy and struggles to express his true feelings. His gloomy feelings are delicately expressed in this anime. I think people will understand his feelings. Please check out Kai’s growth as he opens his mind through song.’
Shinichi Shinohara’s Comment
‘This movie depicts the love between a parent and child. I imagined my feelings towards my daughter in reality to understand his feelings toward Lu as her father. Kanon and Shimoda voiced the characters very well. They were very suitable voice actors as if they were in the movie. Thanks to them, I enjoyed my role as father.’