12 Movies Like Lu Over the Wall

Middle school student Kai Ashimoto (, Ashimoto Kai) is a gloomy and solitary young man who lives in Hinashi Town (, Hinashi-ch) with his grandfather, who works as an umbrella maker, and his father. Kai’s father is also an umbrella maker. His close pals Kunio () and Yho () were the driving forces behind the formation of his rock band, SEIRN.

One day, Kai ventures to Merfolk Island, also known as Ningyojima, and there he meets Lu, also known as R. Lu is a ningyo girl. The rhythm of the music triggers the transformation of her fish fin into a pair of human legs. The pair quickly become friends, and Kai offers to show Lu about the city during their time together. Kai finds out that Lu must avoid coming into contact with sunlight at all costs or she will ignite into flames. He also discovered that Lu has a father and that a ship had taken the life of her mother.

Lu is first introduced to Yuho and Kuino by Kai. Lu’s passion for music and its ability to evoke emotion inspires the citizens of the town to get up and dance after Kai inadvertently reveals the merfolk’s hidden identity to them. Videos of Lu end up going viral despite Kai’s self-centeredness, which leads to her becoming a famous person. Yho’s grandfather decides to revive an ancient amusement park with a merfolk-themed theme on an island close to the town after being inspired by her rising popularity. The band starts to lose Kai’s interest, and he starts to ignore Lu as a result. The opening of the park is performed by SEIRN, but Yho leaves in a huff after Lu interrupts their performance and takes the spotlight.

Similar Movies To Lu Over the Wall

    2017

1: Panda Kopanda


The story focuses on Mimiko (), a brilliant young girl who is abandoned by her grandmother when the latter travels to attend a memorial service for Mimiko's grandfather in Nagasaki. After visiting a few neighbourhood shops, Mimiko returns to her home in a bamboo forest, where she discovers a newborn panda cub named Panny (sometimes spelled Pan-Chan) sound asleep on the back doorstep. She instantly became friends with the baby panda and invited him in for a drink after they…

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2: Wolf Children


Hana, a college student in Tokyo, experiences what she calls a "fairy tale love" with an unknown man. The father admits that he can change into a wolf, and the couple goes on to have two children, who are a hybrid of wolf and human; the daughter is named Yuki, and the male is named Ame. Shortly after, the children's father was murdered in an accident as he was foraging for food for the family. As a single mother, Hana…

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3: Spirited Away, 2001


Chihiro Ogino, age ten, is in the car with her parents and older brother when her father decides to cut the trip short and take a shortcut. The car carrying Chihiro's family stops in front of a tunnel that looks to lead to an abandoned amusement park. Despite Chihiro's protests, her father is adamant about going inside the tunnel and investigating the park. They come across a restaurant that appears to be deserted but is loaded with food, and Chihiro's…

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4: Princess Mononoke, 1997


One of the Emishi villages in Muromachi, Japan, is attacked by a monstrous demon. Ashitaka, the final Emishi prince, can end it before it can reach the hamlet, but not before it has the chance to grab hold of his arm and cast a curse on him. The curse gives him strength beyond a normal human being but also causes him anguish and will ultimately take his life. The people unearth the truth about the demon, which is that he…

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5: Howl’s Moving Castle 2004


On the way to see her sister Lettie, the oldest of three sisters, Sophie, a young milliner, had a chance to meet with a wizard named Howl. Sophie is the oldest of three sisters. Upon returning to her hometown, she runs across the Witch of the Waste, who uses her powers to age her to ninety years. Sophie decides to leave her house and travel throughout the countryside, hoping to remove the curse. She has an encounter with a real-life…

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6: Spirited Away


Chihiro Ogino, age ten, is in the car with her parents and older brother when her father decides to cut the trip short and take a shortcut. The car carrying Chihiro's family stops in front of a tunnel that looks to lead to an abandoned amusement park. Despite Chihiro's protests, her father is adamant about going inside the tunnel and investigating the park. They come across a restaurant that appears to be deserted but is loaded with food, and Chihiro's…

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7: Kiki’s Delivery Service


Kiki, a young witch in training, departs from her house accompanied by Jiji, her black cat, whom she communicates with. Kiki is just thirteen years old. She travels to the port city of Koriko on her broomstick by flying there. Tombo is pursuing her, a nerdy lad obsessed with aviation and admires her flying ability. This takes place while she is looking for a place to reside. In exchange for a place to stay, Kiki offers her assistance to Osono,…

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8: Children Who Chase Lost Voices


Asuna Watase is a little girl who is enrolled in elementary school. Ever since her father passed away, she has been compelled to mature early because her mother, a nurse, works long nights at a local hospital. Asuna enjoys her time alone by listening to the enigmatic music from the cat's-whisker receiver that her father gave her as a souvenir. She is sometimes joined by her favorite cat Mimi, who has peculiar red markings on her fur. One day, as…

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9: Whisper Of The Heart


Shizuku Tsukishima is a girl 14 years old who goes to Mukaihara Junior High School. There, she has a close friendship with Yoko Harada, who is also a student there. She enjoys reading books, especially children's stories, and fairy tales, and she lives in a suburb of Tokyo with her parents, Asako and Seiya, and her older sister, Shiho. On the evening of one of the summer months, she checks through the checkout cards in her library books and discovers…

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10: Only Yesterday


In 1982, Taeko Okajima was 27 years old, had never been married, and had spent her entire life in Tokyo, where she currently works at a corporation. She decides to go on another journey to the remote countryside to visit the family of her eldest sister's in-laws so that she can assist with the safflower harvest and get away from the hectic lifestyle of the city. She recalls memories of herself as a student in 1966 as she was on…

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11: Kiki's Delivery Service


Kiki, a young witch in training, departs from her house accompanied by Jiji, her black cat, whom she communicates with. Kiki is just thirteen years old. She travels to the port city of Koriko on her broomstick by flying there. Tombo is pursuing her, a nerdy lad obsessed with aviation who admires her flying ability. This takes place while she is looking for a place to reside. In exchange for a place to stay, Kiki offers her assistance to Osono,…

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12: Howl's Moving Castle


On the way to see her sister Lettie, the oldest of three sisters, Sophie, a young milliner, had a chance to meet with a wizard named Howl. Sophie is the oldest of three sisters. Upon returning to her hometown, she runs across the Witch of the Waste, who uses her powers to age her to ninety years. Sophie decides to leave her house and travel throughout the countryside in the hope that she might end the curse. She has an…