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'Liz and the Blue Bird' ('Rizu to Aoi tori'): Film Review

'Liz and the Blue Bird' ('Rizu to Aoi tori'): Film Review

A melancholic and sentimental coming-of-ager that may be too slight for its target audience, the anime drama Liz and the Blue Bird (Rizu to Aoi tori) follows two music-playing besties as they prepare to part ways in their final year of high school.

Directed by Naoko Yamada, whose 2016 teenage suicide tale A Silent Voice raked in a whopping $30 million in Japan, this less potent if beautifully rendered animated feature was just released in the U.S. by specialty distributor Eleven Arts. And while the company was able to gross over $300K with A Silent Voice, it’s hard to see it ...

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