Anime Blus: The Night is Short, Walk on Girl & Lu Over The Wall | AndersonVision
Lu Over The Wall wants to tweak the Little Mermaid story. This time, it's a young man actively seeking out a mermaid against the wishes of his community. The first time I watched the film, it felt like a slight knock-off of Ponyo. Still, Masaaki Yuasa leans hard into artistic technique and painterly style. More than anything, the film doesn't care too much about continuity and narrative. The less said about the abrupt ending the better. I dig seeing a film like this emerge from the modern Asian animation world. But, I don't see it winning over the West.