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Year: 2017
Original Title: Uchiage hanabi, shita kara miru ka? Yoko kara miru ka?
Length: 90 minutes
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Distributor: National Amusements
Age rating: Suitable for 12 years and over
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: November 15 2017


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Are fireworks round or flat when they explode in the sky? Norimchi, Yusuke and their friends can't get to an agreement regarding this business, so they are going to make good use of the summer festival to find out. They decide that they will go to the lighthouse of the small Japanese coastal city they live in to discover it there. In the meantime, Nazuna has more important things in mind. Her mother is getting married for the third time and is going to take her far from town, so she sets up a plan to scape from home. When Norimchi and Yusuke race in the pool, the young girl decides that she will invite the winner to join her on her runaway. The film is an anime remake of the 1993 TV movie of the same name. It is codirected by Nobuyuki Takeuchi, who was key animator of various Studio Ghibli films such as 'Spirited Away' or 'Howl's Moving Castle'.


Cast Fireworks

Suzu Hirose

Suzu Hirose

Nazuna Oikawa

Masaki Suda

Masaki Suda

Norimichi Shimada



Trivia Fireworks

The film was completed on August 6th, 2017, only 12 days before the official release date in Japan. It was part of the special projections at the 2017 San Sebastián Film Festival, out of competition. The team travelled to the locations where the 1993 original film had been filmed and introduced the changes of the places in Fireworks.