Yoake tsugeru Rû no uta (2017)

Japan, 2017
107m
digital video, colour, 1.78:1
stereo, Japanese

A Japanese animated fantasy film directed by Masaaki Yuasa.

Plot Summary

Kai, a miserable middle school student, meets a mermaid.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Masaaki Yuasa
Toho Animation, Fuji Animation Studio, Science Saru
Executive Producers: Shimizu Kenji, Keiji Ota, Masaaki Yuasa, Akihiro Arai
Producers: Koji Yamamoto, Yuka Okayasu, Junnosuke Ito
Written by: Reiko Yoshida, Masaaki Yuasa
Animation Director: Nobutaka Ito
Animation Producer: Eunyoung Choi
Director of Photography: Batiste Perron
Editor: Ayako Tan
Music by: Takatsugu Muramatsu
Sound: Eriko Kimura
Art Director: Hiroshi Ohno
Original Character Designer: Yoko Nemu
Character Designer: V

Voices
Kanon Tani (Lu)
Shota Shimoda (Ashimoto Kai)
Akira Emoto (grandfather)
Minako Kotobuki (Yuho)
Shinichi Shinohara (Lu’s father)
Soma Saito (Kunio)
Kenichi Suzumura (Ashimoto Teruo)

Alternative Titles

Lou et l’île aux sirènes – French title
Lu Over the Wall – English language title
The Song of Lu, the Dawn Announcer – English language title
Yoake tsugeru Lu no uta – alternative title

References

Periodicals
Sight & Sound vol.28 no.1 (January 2018) pp.85-86 – illustrated credits, review (by Andrew Osmond)

Other sources
BFI London Film Festival 2017 programme p.94 – note