About Fireworks Blu-ray/DVD
Fireworks was animated by Studio SHAFT and was nominated for Best Animation Film for the Japanese Academy Awards.
From the producer of the worldwide sensation Your Name comes a breathtakingly-beautiful animated tale of star-crossed teenage romance with a fantasy twist. Shy Norimichi and fast-talking Yusuke are goo-goo-eyed over the same elusive classmate, Nazuna. But Nazuna, unhappy over her mother’s decision to remarry and leave their countryside town, plans to run away and has secretly chosen Norimichi to accompany her. When things don’t go as planned, Norimichi discovers that a glowing multicolored ball found in the sea has the power to reset the clock and give them a second chance to be together. But each reset adds new complications and takes them farther and farther away from the real world – until they risk losing sight of reality altogether.
- Publisher: SHOUT FACTORY
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Romance, Science Fiction
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 91
- Year Created: 2017
- Release Date: 11/20/2018
- Dimensional Weight: 0.5
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
Better off skipping this one...
This film had good potential but squandered it with a lack of focus on a coherent story and poor development of primary characters. The animation is mostly very well done, but there are scenes of very poorly integrated CGI. The overall film brings nothing to the table that is memorable or is worth repeat viewing, so would not recommend this unless you've seen it before and enjoyed it a lot.
A Complete Dud
Actually being marketed over here as “from the PRODUCER of ‘Your Name’”, “Fireworks” was a shockingly bad and pointless film.
I went to see it because it is advertised as something of a time travel story, at least in the trying out of various changes, which is something of an interest of mine, but to my shock we get four time changes resulting in no significant changes and no ending! Seriously? Maybe I’m too used to time travel stories like “Steins;Gate”, “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time”, and “Your Name”, in which characters are desperately trying to change time in order to save lives, but this is ridiculous!
Since it is nicely animated and maybe, perhaps, it’s hard to tell, MIGHT result in the two main characters learning something more about each other than they otherwise would have by the end, I’ll give it a couple of stars, but that’s it. If you are OK with stories that add up to NOTHING, give it a try, but if you require your stories to TELL one, avoid this like the plague!
Don't be fooled Shinkai fans
by Daicon V
This is a film was produced by production company SHAFT and they tried to live through the fame of Makoto Shinkai's masterpiece by noting "Producers of Your Name." Though Makoto Shinkai was not in the production of Fireworks. Fireworks has great visuals full of color but the story never takes full flight. The film was trying too hard but didn't know what to do with the story. Attempting to combine comedy, drama, sci-fi and romance all at once but never completely. This film will grab your attention at first but will leave you tired and incomplete. This film had so much potential but it seems like the studio gave up towards the end and said good enough.
Great concept, unsatisfying film.
by Jon Turner
Pleasant but unfortunately underdeveloped animated film in which a love struck teenager turns back time by throwing a mysterious globe in order to have an evening with the girl he has eyes for. FIREWORKS is visually stunning, but the film stops before resolving its issues. Furthermore, a subplot in which characters argue over whether fireworks are round or flat doesn’t go anywhere. Still, it’s likable for the most part. The dub is well done, though, with Brooklyn Nelson’s turn as the mysterious Nazuna a real standout.
Loved it !!
Beautiful graphics, great characters, love the animation beautiful teenage romance love the story and it was produced by the people that created your name which was also amazing!!
a movie to watch while eating popcorn
Honestly the more I think about it there are definitely issues with the overall story, characters/character development, and the execution of it all.
But it was visually stunning, the English actors delivered a great performance, and I was entertained for the duration of the movie and say it's worth a watch.
If you do decide to pick it up without first watching it, definitely try to get it while it's on sale.
Based on the trailer... I thought the visuals were nice.... but
Yes the visuals were beautiful. But the story was just plain stupid. Two kids running away from home fine themselves in another world. The end was unclear. I'm sure you can find better movies that were worth your time.
Not Great but Good
by Joshua -
Fireworks visually is pretty stunning, it has very fluid and solid animations. The area where it lacks a little bit is in the plot, it's not a bad plot but it could have been better the concept traveling through worlds was a bit off-putting. Voice acting, on the other hand, was great in both sub and dub. Despite there being a little negativity in the plot it did not completely take away from the enjoyment of the movie because I enjoyed it, however, it left me wanting more.
by lust4lyfe101 -
The animation was not bad but the plot is HORRIBLE!!! I had to force myself to finish this film , very disappointed and would not recommend this anime to no one.
by Louise -
I bought my copy of Fireworks during one of Right Stuf’s animazing sales and I was completely disappointed. I thought I was getting another masterpiece by Makoto Shinkai (the genius director behind Your Name) but I was sorely mistaken. Although the story line was innovative and “out of the box” it left the audience with too many unanswered questions. Another problem was in the character development. Most of the character’s personalities and “back stories” felt unfinished causing the overall characters to “fall flat”. I found myself getting bored halfway through the film and at some point I stopped paying attention all together (something I NEVER do during movies). It wasn’t the kind of film the audience could become emotionally invested in. I would definitely recommend doing more “research” before deciding to buy a new movie on a whim. Overall I feel some serious buyers remorse after making this purchase...
by Nick R.
This movie tries really hard to have the same impact as "Your Name" but it just ends up falling flat. Very disappointing.