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Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta

Lu Over the Wall

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Kai is a boy who lives in a lonely fishing village. One day, he meets and befriends Lu, a mermaid who likes singing and dancing. But the townspeople have always thought that mermaids bring disaster. Something happens that puts a huge rift between Lu and the villagers, endangering the town.

Award in Annecy

  • Cristal for a Feature Film (2017)

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Lu Over the Wall

    Directed by: Masaaki YUASA


    • "Ride Your Wave" (2019)
    • "Devilman Crybaby "I Need You" (2018)
    • "Lu Over the Wall"/"Lou et l'Île aux sirènes" - Cristal du long métrage/Cristal for a Feature Film, Annecy 2017 (2017)

    Masaaki Yuasa is the CEO of Science Saru studio and has been expressing his unique style and storytelling as a filmmaker, scriptwriter and graphic designer for over 25 years. He was involved in many projects such as "Crayon Shin-chan", "Hakkenden" and "My Neighbors the Yamadas", then debuted as director on "Mind Game", followed by his first original TV anime "Kemonozume" and later "Kick-Heart" (in competition at Annecy 2013), all multi-awarded.

    Country: Japan

    Year of production: 2017

    Running time: 01 h 52 min

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film

    Techniques used: 2D Computer

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Teens, Adults, Kids, Family, Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Masaaki YUASA

    Production: SCIENCE SARU


    Artistic direction: Hiroshi Ohno

    Script: Reiko Yoshida, Masaaki Yuasa

    Graphics: Nobutake Ito

    Animation: Abel Gongora, Juan Manuel Laguna

    Music: Takatsugu Muramatsu

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