Director Masaaki Yuasa is known for being an oddball with a very different style. Mind Game, The Tatami Galaxy, and Ping Pong the Animation are some of the projects Yuasa has adapted in the past, and they have cult followings due to unconventional art styles and unique stories.
But now, Yuasa is getting ready for his first original story, titled Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta. It totally looks like Studio Ghibli’s Pony mixed with acid!
The story is going to center around a middle school student named Kai and a mermaid named Lu. Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta will open in Japanese theaters on May 19, 2017.