Live from the capital, see in 2017 with London's spectacular fireworks display.
Runtime: 20 minutes
New Year Fireworks Live - Fireworks (2017 film) - Netflix
Fireworks (打ち上げ花火、下から見るか? 横から見るか?, Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?, lit. “Skyrockets, Watch from Below? Watch from the Side?”) (also known as Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?) is a 2017 Japanese animated romantic drama film produced by Shaft and was released by Toho. It is based on the 1993 Japanese live-action television play of the same name, also released in cinemas in 1995, by Shunji Iwai. Fireworks was directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (with co-direction by Nobuyuki Takeuchi), produced by Genki Kawamura, with a screenplay written by Hitoshi Ohne featuring music by Satoru Kōsaki. The film stars the voices of Suzu Hirose, Masaki Suda and Mamoru Miyano. The film was released in Japan on August 18, 2017, and received mixed to positive reviews from critics, who praised the film for its music and animation. The film has grossed $26 million worldwide, becoming the sixth highest-grossing anime film of 2017 and the highest-grossing Shaft film. Internationally, it was released in cinemas on October 5, 2017 in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Films, and on November 15, 2017 in the United Kingdom and Ireland by Anime Limited. It will be released in cinemas, after preview screenings on July 3, on July 4, 2018 in the United States and Canada by GKIDS.
New Year Fireworks Live - Plot - Netflix
Nazuna, on the day she is supposed to leave, picks up a small strange-looking glass marble she finds by the sea. After school, she encounters Norimichi and Yusuke who happen to be on pool-cleaning duty. Challenging them to a swimming race, she proposes the winner has to follow whatever she says. Yusuke wins and she asks him to go together to the festival to see the fireworks. Returning home, Nazuna is shown to be struggling with the idea of moving away and does not seem to get along particularly well with her mom and stepdad. Nazuna then changes into a yukata and leaves with a suitcase to meet up with Yusuke.
A drunk festival worker finds the glass ball and shoots it up in the sky confusing it with a firework charge leftover from the festival. The firework freezes as it explodes and causes small crystals to fall, each shard showing a possible future. As Norimichi and Nazuma see their alternate realities within these shards, they swim in the sea together and kiss. Nazuma wonder in what kind of world they are going to meet next. The last scene shows a teacher calling the roll in class. When she gets to Norimichi's name, no one replies.
Yusuke bails on his date with Nazuna and she ends up meeting up with Norimichi at the nearby hospital, where she confesses that she had her mind set on asking the winner out on a date but had hoped for Norimichi to win the swimming race all along. She then tells Norimichi of her plans to run away from home. The pair are eventually found by Nazuna's mother, who forcefully grabs her daughter and takes her home, despite Nazuna's pleas for Norimichi to save her. In the struggle, Nazuna drops the mysterious glass marble which Norimichi picks up and, in a fit of rage, throws it causing time to seemingly reverse.
Eventually, they are caught again by Nazuna's mother and Norimichi's friends. An envious Yusuke charges at Norimichi atop the lighthouse, causing him and Nazuna to accidentally plummet to the sea. As they fall, Norimichi uses the glass marble one last time, wishing for no one to see Nazuna and him going away so they can spend one night alone together. Time reverses again and the train now takes a different route leaving the couple at a beach, this time in a strange reality where the town is encapsulated in a glass dome and objects appear distorted.
New Year Fireworks Live - References - Netflix