The blue bird’s song may be a bit different this time, but the melody is hauntingly beautiful, all the same.
Earlier today, Eleven Arts announced the English dub cast for Liz and the Blue Bird. The film will star the following:
- Mizore Yoroizuka: Laurie Hymes
- Nozomi Kasaki / Tsubomi: Stephanie Sheh
- Liz/Blue Girl: Courtney Shaw
- Ririka: Xanthe Huynh
- Yuko: Megan Harvey
- Natsuki: Sarah Williams
- Ms. Niyama: Ryan Bartley
- Noboru: Wayne Grayson
- Mr. Hashimoto: Mike Pollock
- Reina: Cristina Vee
- Meiko: Carrie Savage
- Sapphire: Cassandra Lee Morris
- Additional Voices: Brittney Lee Hamilton
- Additional Voices: Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld
- Additional Voices: Michael Schneider
Liz and the Blue Bird will hit theaters across the United States and Canada on November 9. The feature will be presented in Japanese, with English subtitles.
Naoko Yamada (K-On!, A Silent Voice) was tapped to direct Liz and the Blue Bird 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) wrote the feature’s script.
Anime Expo hosted the US premiere for the film, which they described as:
“Liz and the Blue Bird” is a story about a lonely girl named Liz, who visits a nearby lake each morning to feed the animals. One day, a small blue bird flutters down and mesmerizes Liz with its beautiful wings. Then suddenly, a young girl with captivating, blue eyes appears and Liz and the girl become friends. They begin living together and Liz’s days are filled with happiness…
But one stormy day, Liz realizes that the girl is the bluebird that she had been feeding. Despite her own feelings, Liz wants the blue bird to be happy and bids her a reluctant farewell.
Source: Eleven Arts (Email Communication)