Shaft’s “Uchiage Hanabi/Fireworks” Film 2nd Trailer


Toho Movie’s official YouTube channel today posted a 70-second new trailer for the upcoming anime film adaptation of internationally acclaimed Japanese director Shunji Iwai’s 1993 TV drama Uchiage Hanabi, Uekara Miruka Shitakara Miruka?/Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? introducing its characters with their voices.

The TV drama was first aired on Fuji TV on August 26, 1993. Its story is set in one day during the summer vacation and focuses on two elementary school boys, Norimichi and Yusuke. The two are best friends and both are falling in love with their classmate girl, Nazuna. But because of her parents’ divorce, she will have to be transferred to other school before the second semester begins, and the two boys doesn’t know about it yet. Nazuna, who does not get along with her parents, secretly decides to run away with one of the two who wins in a swimming race.

Here’s the music video:

A press event for Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side of the Bottom? (Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?) revealed that the anime movie will be distributed in 110 countries and regions. The movie is opening in Japan on August 18.


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