Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase (茄子 スーツケースの渡り鳥 , Nasu: Suitcase no Wataridori) is a anime film by Madhouse, directed by Kitarō Kōsaka, the animation supervisor of Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke and long-time collaborator of Studio Ghibli.
It is the sequel to the animated film, Nasu: Summer in Andalusia.
The sequel to the hit animated film Nasu: Summer in Andalusia released in 2003 . While the first film was set in the Andalusia region of Spain, the sequel focuses on the Japan Cup Cycle Road Race held in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. The race is set around a forest park circuit course and would highlight the historic sites around the Utsunomiya (capital city of Tochigi Prefecture), Otani Heiwa Kannon and Otani Makaibutsu.
While the first film depicted the lonely struggles of a professional athlete, the sequel focused on the relationship between Pépé and his teammate Ciocci.
The aspect ratio of the first film was 4:3 (standard size), similar to analog TV broadcasting, while the sequel used 16:9 high-definition TV broadcasting (HD) production standards.
Legendary bycicle racer Marco Rondanini dies as team Pao Pao Beer is set to race in Japan. This makes team member Ciocci, close friend of Marco, start to think about quitting. Under heavy rain, Ciocci and Pepe must put that aside as Team Pao Pao struggles to reach another victory.