Anime film “Fireworks” to be released this December in the Philippines


Japanese animated romantic drama film “Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?” will finally hit the Philippine cinemas this December.

The country’s largest exhibitor SM Cinema has listed the anime film on their official website. The website also reveals the release date of the film, which is on December 13 (Wednesday).

C/O SM Cinema website

Movie distributor Pioneer Films earlier announced on their Facebook page that the film will be released next month.

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.