GKIDS and Shout! Factory have announced that the previously revealed home video release of The Case of Hana & Alice anime film will ship on Blu-ray Disc in North America on September 17, 2019. The release will be the film’s first in North America.
The Case of Hana & Alice (Hana to Alice Satsujin Jiken) opened in Japan in February 2015 as Shunji Iwai’s animated prequel to his 2004 live-action coming-of-age film Hana & Alice.
The film competed at the 39th Annecy International Animation Film Festival in June 2015, and the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal screened the film’s North American premiere in July 2015. The LA EigaFest also screened the film in September 2015. The New York International Children’s Film Festival then screened the film in February and March 2016.