Liz and the Blue Bird (リズと青い鳥 Rizu to Aoi Tori ) is a Japanese anime film produced by Kyoto Animation and directed by Naoko Yamada, and it premiered on April 21, 2018. In America during the 9th of November 2018, Liz and the Blue Bird will be shown at these theaters.
The film plot revolves around the relationship between Mizore Yoroizuka and Nozomi Kasaki, two third-year students who have been best friends since middle school. Mizore, who plays the oboe, is shy and soft-spoken, dependent on the outgoing Nozomi, who plays the flute.
The band prepares for nationals (and the pair prepare to graduate), Mizore grows depressed as her separation from Nozomi draws near. Meanwhile, the band is assigned to play a piece based on a German fairy tale called “Liz and the Blue Bird,” another story in which two friends must bid each other farewell.
- Official website (in Japanese)