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Sound! Euphonium’s “Liz to Aoitori” Movie gets Trailer and New Visuals

It’s time to get a little look into this world of school romance.

Earlier today, the official Liz to Aoitori (Liz und ein Blauer Vogel / Liz and the Bluebird) website updated with a new trailer, plus several visuals.

We break the details down below.


The minute-long teaser introduces the film’s major characters and their actors, as theme song Songbirds by Homecomings plays as a background track.

Key Visual

The image features lead characters Nozomi Kasaki and Mizore Yoroizuka seated beside one another, as they play their instruments. Behind them, a fantastic scene from the book within the film is playing out.

Poster Visuals

Each of the posters features a different couple that appears within Sound! Euphonium.

Liz to Aoitori hits Japanese theaters on April 21.

Naoko Yamada (K-On!, A Silent Voice) was tapped to direct Liz to Aoitori at Kyoto Animation, with Futoshi Nishiya (Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club, Nichijou – My Ordinary Life) providing character designs. Reiko Yoshida (The Cat Returns, Girls und Panzer) is writing the feature’s script.

Addiitonal staff includes:

  • Art Director: Mutsuo Shinohara
  • Music: Kensuke Ushio
  • Color Design: Naomi Ishida
  • Instrument Setting: Hiroyuki Takahashi
  • Director of Photography: Kazuya Takao
  • 3D Director: Tetsuo Umetsu
  • Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
  • Music Production: Lantis
  • Music Production Cooperation: Senzoku Gakuen College of Music
  • Music Supervision: Masahiro Ōwada

The film will star the following:

  • Satomi Niiyama: Houko Kuwashima
  • Masahiro Hashimoto: Yūichi Nakamura
  • Noboru Taki: Takahiro Sakurai
  • Ririka Kenzaki: Shiori Sugiura
  • Mizore Yoroizuka: Atsumi Tanezaki
  • Nozomi Kasaki: Nao Tōyama
  • Natsuki Nakagawa: Konomi Fujimura
  • Yūko Yoshikawa: Yuri Yamaoka
  • Kumiko Ōmae: Tomoyo Kurosawa
  • Hazuki Katō: Ayaka Asai
  • Sapphire “Midori” Kawashima: Moe Toyota
  • Reina Kōsaka: Chika Anzai
  • Liz: Miyu Honda
  • Orphan Girl: Miyu Honda

Ririka Kenzaki is a new character for the film. She’s a first-year oboist who attempts to bond with upperclassman (and fellow oboe player) Mizore Yoroizuka. All other cast members are reprising their roles from the original Sound! Euphonium TV series.

Liz to Aoitori is a spinoff from Sound! Euphonium, which will focus on third-year students Nozomi Kasaki and Mizore Yoroizuka. The feature was originally unveiled in October 2017.

Sources: Otakomu, Comic Natalie

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