'First Published on Manga. Tokyo'
Director Masaaki Yuasa is known for many works, including the currently-screening movie The Night is Short, Walk on Girl (Yoru wa Mijikashi Aruke yo Otome). His newest work Lu Over the Wall (Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta) will open at Japanese cinemas on 19 May 2017. It has been confirmed that a special stage greeting event will take place on the 2nd day of the movie’s release, 20 May, at Toho Chinemas Shinjuku
The movie takes place in the lonely fishing port of Hinashi and revolves around Kai, a middle-schooler who has closed off his heart, and his meeting with mermaid girl Lu. This charming youthful story is very moving and teaches us the importance of expressing our true feelings.
The guests appearing at the greeting event include the movie’s stars Kanon Tani (Lu) and Shouta Shimota (Kai). Cast member Shinichi Shinohara will also join the guest lineup. Director Masaaki Yuasa is also due to join the event.
Applications for ticket reservations begin on 22 April, and they will go on regular sale on 29 April. Each ticket will cost 2000 yen. Please be aware that premium seats will have an extra fee attached to them.
Director Yuasa’s works are known for their unique visuals and light-hearted dialog. His works can often be easily distinguished from other anime. You can look forward to the greeting event enlightening us on behind-the-scenes stories and important subjects.
Lu Over the Wall On-Stage Greeting Event
Time: 16:30 Screening on Saturday 20 May 2017
Venue: Toho Cinemas Shinjuku
Guests (subject to change): Kanon Tani, Shouta Shimota, Shinichi Shinohara, Masaaki Yuasa