ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio announced that the anime movie from Kyoto Animation, Liz and the Blue Bird (Liz to Aoi Tori), will be coming to U.S. theaters on November 9! The film will be presented with original Japanese audio with English subtitles. The film is directed by Naoko Yamada (Koe no Katachi/A Silent Voice) and made its premiere back at this year’s Anime Expo. The film will be coming to Canada; however, no premiere dates have been set as of this time.

ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio describes Liz and the Blue Bird as follows:

Mizore Yoroizuka plays the oboe, and Nozomi Kasaki plays the flute in Kita Uji High School concert band. As seniors, this will be their last competition together, and the selected piece “Liz and the Blue Bird” features a duet for the oboe and flute. “This piece reminds me of us.” Nozomi says cheerfully, enjoying the solo, while Nozomi’s usual happiness to play with Nozomi is tinged with the dread of their inevitable parting. By all accounts the girls are best friends, but the oboe and flute duet sounds disjointed, as if underscoring a growing distance between them. Talk of college creates a small rift in their relationship, as the story evolves to reveal a shocking and emotional conclusion

You can check which cities/theaters the film will be running in over at ELEVEN Arts Anime Studio’s official website for the film: https://www.elevenarts.net/animedistrbution/liz-and-the-blue-bird

In addition, a trailer for the film has been released which you can view below:

A key visual for Liz and the Blue Bird has also been released!

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Josh (or J.J. as some have come to call him), is a long-time geek culture enthusiast with a deep passion for anime, manga and Japanese culture. Josh also has a Bachelor of Arts in Game Design and is a creative writer who has created original content for over 20 years! He is also the author of the original English light novel Final Hope.