Shunji Iwai’s “Fireworks” anime film coming to Philippine cinemas soon

Anime film Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? (Fireworks, Should We See it from the Side or the Bottom?) will be released in Philippine cinemas according to Viewers’ Choice Philippines.

Release date will be announced soon.


The anime film is based on the 1993 Japanese live-action drama of the same name by Shunji Iwai. According to Anime News Network, the film is set on one day during summer vacation, and follows a group of boys who try to view a fireworks display from the town lighthouse to see if they look round or flat when viewed from the side. Meanwhile, one of the boys, Norimichi, receives an invitation from his crush Nazuna to run away with her.

The film was released in Japan on August 18, 2017.