Liz and the Blue Bird

Liz to Aoi Tori

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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. Although their relationship blossoms, 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, and with graduation on the horizon, uncertainty about the future spurs complicated emotions. 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? A spin-off film adaptation of the Hibike Euphonium! series, Liz to Aoi Tori dances between the parallels of a charming fairy tale, a moving musical piece, and a delicate high school friendship.

User Rating: 4.48 ( 3 votes)


English: Liz and the Blue Bird
Japanese: リズと青い鳥
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 21, 2018
Producers: Lantis, Shochiku, Pony Canyon, Rakuonsha, Bandai Namco Arts
Licensors: Eleven Arts, Ponycan USA
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Novel
Genres: Drama, Music, School
Duration: 1 hr 30 min
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Eng Sub

Encoder's Notes

Liz and the Blue Bird


Kantai for subs,35mm for the first ED, Semisu for tweaking and retiming ED’s


Riri Senami – Producer
Naoko Yamada – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Youta Tsuruoka – Sound Director
Tatsuya Ishihara – Episode Director
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A beautiful movie which manages to convey so much through character animation and sound design alone. Simple yet profound in execution.


How a movie can be this great? Yamada is such a talented director and the story is so real and touching it had me tearing up multiple times.


oof got owned by Yamada again


A beautiful movie with a great focus on animation to convey character feelings with the great music from the franchise and behind the scenes


Yamada actually played homage to Chantel Akerman’s “Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles”.

Like whoa.


Animation, 10/10. Directing, 10/10. Music, 10/10. Sound design, 10/10. Voice acting, 10/10. Story, 9.9/10. Pacing may be too slow for some.


The style is different from the main franchise, but it’s absolutely gorgeous! Artistic and simple, with a relatable story for shy friends.

    exec no



    can i kwill u plis ??