Miss Hokusai Anime Film to Stream on Crave on June 4, 2021

Canadian television and streaming service Crave will begin streaming Production I.G’s Miss Hokusai film on June 4, 2021. Additionally, the TV Passport website is listing that the film will air on Starz 1 in Canada on June 5, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. EDT.

Annecy-winning director Keiichi Hara directed the Miss Hokusai film based on Hinako Sugiura’s acclaimed historical manga Sarusuberi. The film 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 2016.

Source: ANN

Three Anime Films Nominated for the Annie Awards

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced the nominees for its 44th Annual Annie Awards. Production I.G’s Miss Hokusai, Michael Dudok de Wit and Studio Ghibli’s The Red Turtle, and Makoto Shinkai’s your name. were nominated in the Best Animated Feature – Independent category. The other two nominees for the category are Long Way North and My Life As A Zucchini. Shinkai and de Wit were also both nominated for Outstanding Achievement, Directing in an Animated Feature Production for their respective films.

Director Mamoru Oshii will receive the Winsor McCay Award for career contributions to the art of animation.

The Annie Awards recognize outstanding achievement in animation. The awards ceremony will be held on February 4, 2017.

Source: ANN

Miss Hokusai Anime Film Grosses US$222,670 in U.S.

GKids’ screening of Production I.G’s Miss Hokusai film has grossed US$222,670 as of November 10, 2016. The film grossed US$25,042 in its initial screening at the Angelika Film Center in New York and the Landmark Nuart in Los Angeles during the weekend of October 14-16, 2016.

Annecy-winning director Keiichi Hara directed the Miss Hokusai film based on Hinako Sugiura’s acclaimed historical manga Sarusuberi. The film 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 2016.

Source: ANN

Miss Hokusai Grosses $176,008 in the U.S.

GKids’ screening of Production I.G’s Miss Hokusai anime film has grossed a total of US$176,008 as of Sunday, October 30, 2016. The film had earned US$105,459 in North America as of October 24, 2016. The film grossed US$25,042 in its initial screening at the Angelika Film Center in New York and the Landmark Nuart in Los Angeles during the October 14-16, 2016 weekend.

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

Source: ANN

Miss Hokusai Anime Film Grosses US$105,459 in U.S. After Second Weekend

GKids’ screening of Production I.G’s Miss Hokusai anime film grossed US$71,299 over the weekend, with a per-screen average of US$849. The film previously earned US$25,042 in its initial screening at the Angelika Film Center in New York and the Landmark Nuart in Los Angeles during the October 14-16, 2016 weekend, which brings the film’s total U.S. box office gross to US$105,459. The film expanded to more than 80 theaters over the weekend.

Annecy-winning director Keiichi Hara directed the film based on Hinako Sugiura’s acclaimed historical manga Sarusuberi. The film 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 2016.

Source: ANN

Miss Hokusai Anime Film Earns US$25,042 After New York and Los Angeles Screenings

Distribution company GKids’ screening of Production I.G’s Miss Hokusai 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

New York Asian Film Fest to Screen Two Anime Films

The New York Asian Film Festival has announced that it will screen Keiichi Hara and Production I.G’s Miss Hokusai anime film and Studio 4°C’s Tekkonkinkreet anime film.

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 February 2016.

Additionally, Keiichi Hara won Digital Content Expo’s Asiagraph 2015 Tsumugi Prize for the film in September 2016. The film was also nominated for Animation of the Year by the Japan Academy Prize Association.

The screening for Tekkonkinkreet commemorates the film’s 10th anniversary. The film won Best Original Story and Best Art Direction at the 2008 Tokyo International Anime Fair, and was also awarded Animation of the Year in 2008 by the Japan Academy Prize Association. Director Michael Arias will be in attendance at the festival.

The New York Asian Film Festival will run from Wednesday, June 22 to July 5, 2016 at the Film Society’s Walter Reade Theater, and July 6-9, 2016 at the SVA Theatre.

Source: ANN

Miss Hokusai Anime Film Wins at 70th Mainichi Film Awards

The Mainichi Shimbun and Sports Nippon Shimbun newspapers have announced the winners for the 70th Annual Mainichi Film Awards. Keiichi Hara and Production I.G’s Miss Hokusai film won this year’s Best Animation Film award.

Additionally, Ryo Orikasa’s “Suijun Genten” animated short won the Noburou Oofuji Award, which honors animated works that offer new forms of creative expression. The seven-minute clay-animated short focuses on the postwar poet Yoshirō Ishihara.

Mainichi Shimbun launched the Noburou Oofuji Award in 1962, and it is Japan’s oldest ongoing animation award. The newspaper then launched the Animation Film Award in 1989.

This year’s awards ceremony will be held on February 16, 2016 at the Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall in Kawasaki city.

Source: ANN

Miss Hokusai Wins Best Animated Feature at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) announced at its 9th annual award ceremony at the Brisbane City Hall in Australia that Keiichi Hara’s Miss Hokusai (Sarusuberi ~Miss HOKUSAI~) anime film won the Best Animated Feature Award.

Other contenders for the award included Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Marnie), the Korean film The Road Called Life, the Russian film The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King, and the Australian film Blinky Bill The Movie.

Miss Hokusai adapts Hinako Sugiura’s acclaimed historical manga Sarusuberi (literally: Crape Myrtle). Anne Watanabe stars in the role of O-Ei, daughter of acclaimed ukiyo-e painter Hokusai.

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Miss Hokusai Wins Best Animated Film Award at Sitges

The 48th annual Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in Spain has announced that Keiichi Hara’s Miss Hokusai (Sarusuberi ~Miss HOKUSAI~) film won the festival’s Best Animated Feature Film award.

The film by Keiichi Hara adapts Hinako Sugiura’s acclaimed historical manga Sarusuberi (literally: Crape Myrtle). Anne Watanabe stars in the role of O-Ei, daughter of acclaimed ukiyo-e painter Hokusai.

Source: ANN