Distribution company GKids and production company Production I.G are hopeful that the critically acclaimed animated gem can reach more audiences outside Japan.
Miss Hokusai boasts historical themes, emotional arcs, and stunning animation. Since it premiered in Japan last May 2015, the film has bagged the Best Animated Feature award in several illustrious festivals including the Asian Pacific Screen Awards, the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival, as well as the Fantasia International Film Festival. Miss Hokusai was also nominated for Animation of the Year by the Japan Academy Prize Association.
Miss Hokusai is directed by Keiichi Hara (from Summer Days with Coo and Colorful) and is inspired by Hinako Sugiura’s manga Sarusuberi. Yutaka Matsushige (from Last Life in the Universe