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Miss Hokusai (2015)

Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai (original title)
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The life and works of Japanese artist and ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai, as seen from the eyes of his daughter, Katsushika O-Ei.

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O-Ei (voice)
Anne Watanabe ...
O-Ei (voice) (as An)
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Yutaka Matsushige ...
Gaku Hamada ...
Ikeda Zenjirô (voice)
Ezra Weisz ...
Zenjiro Ikeda (voice)
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Kuninao Utagawa (voice)
Kengo Kôra ...
Utagawa Kuninao (voice)
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Koto (voice)
Jun Miho ...
Koto (voice)
Courtney Chu ...
O-Nao (voice)
Shion Shimizu ...
O-Nao (voice)
Marc Diraison ...
Hatsugoro (voice)
Michitaka Tsutsui ...
Iwakubo Hatsugorô (voice)
Kumiko Asô ...
Sayogoromo (voice)
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Storyline

Set in 1814, Miss Hokusai focuses on O-Ei, the daughter of famed artist Tetsuzo, better known by his pen name Hokusai, as she tries to navigate the various aspects of her life. O-Ei spends the bulk of her time assisting her divorced father who cares about his art and not much else. Written by Jake Duke

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Gorgeous! A small poetic wonder! See more »


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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including sexual situations and images | See all certifications »

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9 May 2015 (Japan)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$24,524 (USA) (16 October 2016)

Gross:

$216,202 (USA) (6 November 2016)
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Ukiyo-e, or "pictures of the floating world", was a popular art genre in Japan during the Edo Period (1603-1868). By using woodblock printing, depictions of folk tales, landscapes, kabuki theatre scenes and erotica, were widely spread throughout Japan. See more »

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Like an anime "Mr. Turner", with a dose of magic realism
17 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As others have noted, some of the musical choices can be a bit off-kilter, but perhaps they are meant to demonstrate that bustling Tokugawa-era Edo was every bit as exciting as modern-day Tokyo. The animation is gorgeous, and the fact that "Miss Hokusai" does not follow traditional biopic conventions only strengthens it. It also passes the Bechdel test with flying colors, without being historically inaccurate. With all the interest around Hokusai and woodblock prints in the West, it's unfortunate that this film was not publicized more.


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