Industry news website Natalie began streaming a 140-second clip from director Masaaki Yuasa‘s Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta (Lu over the wall or “Song of Lu who Informs the Dawn”) anime film on Friday. The rest of the video is the same footage from a previous trailer.
Lu over the wall opened in Japan on May 19. The film will then screen at this year’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France in June.
Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta is Yuasa’s first anime film with an original story. The protagonist Kai moves with his father from Tokyo to the declining fishing town of Hinashi to live with his grandfather following his parents’ divorce. Kai is unable to give words to his complex feelings about his parents, so he passes his middle school life gloomily. His one joy is uploading his musical compositions to the internet.
One day his classmates Kunio and Yūho invite him to join their band, and when he reluctantly accompanies them to practice on Mermaid Island, the three of them meet a mermaid named Lu. Through her cheerful singing and dancing, Kai is slowly able to open up about his feelings. However, calamity strikes