With A Silent Voice, seen at Sitges 2017, Naoko Yamada unveiled her unique talent for observing the intimate dramas of adolescence through the strokes of anime for the world to see. Liz and the Blue Bird continues this exploration of youth, through the story of two best friends who face their final year of high school knowing that they’ll have to go their separate ways at the end of that year. A situation that is reflected in the musical piece they’re rehearsing with the school’s brass band.
A member of the crew at the Kyoto Animation Production Company, she has worked on many anime series, including the outstanding K-On! and Tamako Market. She achieved international success with A Silent Voice (16), one of the big recent anime hits.
Japan. 2018 (89 min)
CHARACTER DESIGNERFutoshi Nishiya
WITHAtsumi Tanezaki, Nao Toyama
Edition: 2018 Section: Anima't Original language: