On May 11, Lu Over the Wall will make its debut on more than a hundred theaters across North America. The film, which was directed by celebrated director Masaaki Yuasa (Devilman Crybaby, Night Is Short, Walk On Girl) at Science Saru, has received numerous accolades, including the Annecy International Film Festival’s prestigious Cristal award for Best Feature.
GKIDS, who are bringing the picture to North America, describe the story as:
From visionary anime auteur Masaaki Yuasa comes a joyously hallucinogenic but family-friendly take on the classic fairy tale about a little mermaid who comes ashore to join a middle-school rock band and propel them to fame. Kai is talented but adrift, spending his days sulking in a small fishing village after his family moves from Tokyo. His only joy is uploading songs he writes to the internet. When his classmates invite him to play keyboard in their band, their practice sessions bring an unexpected guest: Lu, a young mermaid whose fins turn to feet when she hears the beats, and whose singing causes humans to compulsively dance – whether they want to or not.
As Kai spends more time with Lu, he finds he is able to tell her what he is really thinking, and a bond begins to form. But since ancient times, the people in the village have believed that mermaids bring disaster and soon there is trouble between Lu and the townspeople, putting the town in grave danger. Winner of the Grand Prize at the prestigious Annecy Animation Festival and an official selection of Sundance 2018, Lu Over the Wall is a toe-tapping, feel-good demonstration of Yuasa’s genre-mixing mastery that will leave you humming long after you leave the theater.
Anime Herald is proud to work with GKIDS as a partner in spreading the word about this fantastic film. Moreover, the folks at GKIDS have prepared a special prize pack for one lucky winner, which includes a pair of tickets to see the film in theaters, as well as a selection of special Lu Over the Wall goodies.
Enter by May 6 for a chance to win!
- No purchase necessary to enter or win.
- Participants must be residents of the United States.
- The following individuals are not eligible: employees, contractors, directors, and officers of Anime Herald or GKIDS.
- The contest ends on May 6, 2018 at 12:00AM Eastern (5/5/2018 at 9:00PM Pacific)
- Winners will be able to select their preferred theater and date. A representative from our partners will reach out to confirm theater choices after the contest ends.