Ai-Kon 2024

July 12-14, 2024

RBC Convention Centre, Winnipeg, MB


Winterfest 2019 Screening Announcement

Posted by Ai Kon on January 16, 2019

Ai-Kon is excited to announce, with permission of Eleven Arts Anime Studio, Liz and the Blue Bird, screening at Winterfest 2019

Liz and the Blue Bird
( リズと青い鳥 )

Runtime: 90 min
Director: Naoko Yamada
Starring (voice): Atsumi Tanezaki, Nao Toyama, Konomi Fujimura, Yuri Yamoka, Shiori Sugiura, Miyu Honda,

Mizore Yoroizuka plays the oboe, and Nozomi Kasaki plays the flute in Kita Uji High School concert band. As seniors, this will be their last competition together, and the selected piece “Liz and the Blue Bird” features a duet for the oboe and flute. By all accounts, the girls are best friends, but the oboe and flute duet sounds disjointed, as if underscoring a growing distance between them. Talk of college creates a small rift in their relationship, as the story evolves to reveal a shocking and emotional conclusion.

©Ayano Takeda,TAKARAJIMASHA/Hibike Partners

More great Winterfest 2019 programming announcement coming your way. Stay Tuned!