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The Murder Case of Hana & Alice (2015)

Hana to Arisu satsujin jiken (original title)
Alice transfers to a new school, where students believe that one student per school year is cursed, whom they call Judas Iscariot. Alice is deemed the new Judas, but what happened to the former Judas?

Director:

Shunji Iwai

Writers:

Shunji Iwai (original story), Shunji Iwai (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yû Aoi ... Tetsuko Arisugawa (Alice) (voice)
Anne Suzuki ... Hana (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shôko Aida Shôko Aida ... Kayo Arisugawa (voice)
Sei Hiraizumi Sei Hiraizumi ... Kuroyanagi Kenji (voice)
Tomohiro Kaku Tomohiro Kaku ... Asanaga-sensei (voice)
Ryô Katsuji ... Yuda Kotaro (voice)
Midoriko Kimura ... Tomomi Arai (voice)
Tae Kimura Tae Kimura ... Tsutsumi Yuki (voice)
Haru Kuroki ... Satomi Hagino-sensei (voice)
Ranran Suzuki Ranran Suzuki ... Tomomi Mutsu (voice)
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Storyline

After her parents separate, 14 year-old Tetsuko (who will soon be nick-named Alice) moves with her mother to a new town in what she calls "The Boonies" and must enroll as a transfer student in a new middle school. She immediately finds herself bullied due being assigned the seat of "Judas" who is said to have been murdered over a year before. She is told that if anybody knows his fate it would be Hana, the recluse in the house next door, who has been unable to bring herself to attend class since "Judas" disappeared. Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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Animation | Drama

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Trivia

Haru Kuroki who plays the homeroom teacher, Satomi Hagino, is actually younger than Anne Suzuki (by almost 3 years) and Yû Aoi (by almost 5 years) who play her students Hana and Alice, respectively. See more »

Connections

References Ikiru (1952) See more »

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Beautiful and Charming
24 August 2019 | by joejasso-70-399261See all my reviews

A heart warming and sweet, and most certainly hilarious, story about relationships and the many different encounters in life that shape who we are and where we go. We follow the two leads on their investigation to solve a mystery that is as enigmatic and confusing as being a teenager. The musical score is a a perfect compliment to the simple and charming pace and tone of the film. A anime must!!!


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

20 February 2015 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Case of Hana & Alice See more »

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Color:

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