Lu Over the Wall

Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta

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Kai, a young middle schooler, lives in Hinashi Town, a lonely fishing village, with his father and his grandfather, a sun-umbrella maker. He used to live in Tokyo, but after his parents divorced he moved back to his parent's home town. Kai has trouble telling his parents the complicated feelings he has for them, and he's lonely and pessimistic about his school life. One of his joys is uploading songs he writes to the internet. One day, his classmates Kunio and Yuuho invite him to join their band, "SEIRÈN." As he reluctantly follows them to Merfolk Island, their practice spot, they meet Lu, the mermaid girl. Lu sings merrily and dances innocently. As Kai begins to spend time with her, he starts to be able to say what it is that he's really thinking. But since ancient times, the people of Hinashi Town have thought that mermaids brought disaster. Something happens that puts a huge rift between Lu and the townspeople. And then, the town is in danger. Will Kai's cry for the heart be able to save the town? (Source: Fuji Creative Corporation)

User Rating: 2.53 ( 2 votes)


English: Lu Over the Wall
Japanese: 夜明け告げるルーのうた
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 19, 2017
Producers: Fuji TV, Toho, Fujipacific Music, BS Fuji
Licensors: NYAV Post, GKIDS
Studios: Science SARU
Source: Original
Genres: Adventure, Music, Supernatural, Fantasy
Duration: 1 hr 57 min
Rating: G – All Ages
Resolution: 1080p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


Eunyoung Choi – Producer
Masaaki Yuasa – Director, Script
Eriko Kimura – Sound Director
Reiko Yoshida – Script
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really interesting at first, but the story becomes predictably ‘meh’ halfway through. the art and music were absolutely wonderful though!


While the movie boasts some fantastic visuals and thematic ideas, the overall pacing is a bit clunky. Still, its core message is inspiring.


Thought this was a Ponyo rip-off at first but then realized it was by Masaaki Yuasa so had to watch it. Pretty good work once again!


Ponyo 2.0 was an okay movie that was wrapped up to look amazing and sound interesting. Unfortunately, the movie itself wasn’t.


A bit too straightforward to play to Yuasa’s strengths, but great nonetheless.


THIS IS SO PRECIOUS. This was the movie that made me a Yuasa fan. For that it’s my favorite work of his hands down. Lu >>>>> Ponyo


It’s a good movie. Certainly reminiscent of Ponyo and with Yuasa’s visual flares, but it just doesn’t have the heart.



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