Distribution company GKIDS’ screening of Production I.G’s Miss Hokusai anime film grossed US$25,042 over the weekend. The film began screening at the Angelika Film Center in New York and the Landmark Nuart in Los Angeles on October 14, 2016. A wider release in North America will start on October 21, 2016. GKIDS’ website has a list of theaters and premiere dates.

Annecy-winning director Keiichi Hara directed the film based on Hinako Sugiura’s acclaimed historical manga Sarusuberi. Miss Hokusai originally premiered in Japan in May 2015.

Miss Hokusai previously won: the Jury Award in the Official Feature Film Competition at the 39th Annecy International Film Festival in June 2015; the Sequences Award for best Asian feature film, the Satoshi Kon Award for best animated feature film, and the Gold Audience Award for best animated feature film at the 19th annual Fantasia International Film Festival in August 2015; the Best Animated Feature Film award at the 48th annual Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in October 2015; Best Animated Feature Award at the Asian Pacific Screen Awards in November 2015; and Best Animation Film Award at the Mainichi Film Awards in January.

Source: ANN