Yoake tsugeru Rû no uta

Year: 2017
Director: Masaaki Yuasa
Genre: animation, adventure, comedy
Runtime: 112 min.
Age: 12+

A little mermaid decides to help a teen rock band on their way to glory

New kid Kai is talented but adrift, spending his days sulking and isolated in a small fishing village after his family moves from Tokyo. When he demonstrates a proficiency at making music on his synthesizer, his classmates invite him to join their nascent garage band, but their practice sessions soon bring an unexpected guest: Lu, a young mermaid whose fins turn to feet when she hears the beats and whose singing causes humans to compulsively dance - whether they want to or not.

Awards & Festivals:

Annecy International Animated Film Festival — Feature Film
Fantasia Film Festival — participation