Japanese auteur Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Ping Pong, The Tatami Galaxy) directed not one, but two animated features that will be released in spring 2017. The newly announced Lu Over the Wall (Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta) released a trailer this week:
The film’s story, according to Crunchyroll, “follows the encounter and relationship between a junior high school boy Kai who lives in a fishing port town and Lu, a mermaid girl comes from the sea.”
Manga artist Youko Nemu provided original character designs, while Nobutake Ito (The Tatami Galaxy, Ping Pong) adapted the designs for animation and served as animation director. Yuasa co-wrote the screenplay with veteran film and anime screenwriter Reiko Yoshida, and Takatsugu Muramatsu composed the soundtrack.