The Case of Hana and Alice at Asia House Film Festival 2016

Shunji Iwai’s anime feature film The Case of Hana and Alice will be screened in

Hana and Alice Anime Movie Poster
Hana and Alice Anime Movie Poster

London on February 27th during the Asia House Film Festival 2016. The venue it will be screened at is the Regent Street Cinema, which is located near Oxford Circus, The film will be preceded by a short and both will be shown from 15:00 and expected to finish at 17:00.

I wrote a preview about this film in December 2014 and I’m still excited by it since it is the prequel movie to Shunji Iwai’s wonderful 2004 coming-of-age film Hana & Alice which was the break-out title for two totally talented actors Yu Aoi (Megumi in Rurouni Kenshin, and Tanyu in Mushi-shi) and Anne Suzuki who respectively starred as Alice and Hana, two school girls in an intense friendship who both experience love for the first time. Hana to Alice: Satsujin Jiken tells the story of how the girls first met and it is apparently through the world’s smallest murder case.

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Hana to Alice: Satsujin Jiken (The Case of Hana & Alice) Trailers

The Case of Hana & AliceHana and Alice Anime Movie Poster 

Japanese Title: 花とアリス 殺人事件

Romaji: Hana to Alice: Satsujin Jiken

Release Date: February 20th, 2015

Running Time: N/A

Director: Shunji Iwai

Writer: Shunji Iwai (Screenplay/Original Creator),

Starring: Yu Aoi (Tetsuko Arisugawa), Anne Suzuki (Hana Arai), Ryou Kazuji (Kotaro Yuda – a man who holds the key to the murder mystery), Haru Kuroki (Satomi Hagino-sensei – Hana and Alice’s homeroom teacher), Tae Kimura (Yuki Tsutsumi – the ballet classroom teacher), Shouko Aida (Kayo Arisugawa – Alice’s mother), Sei Hiraizumi (Kenji Kuroyanagi – Alice’s father), Ranran Suzuki (Tomomi Mutsu – Hana’s classmate), Tomohiro Kaku (Asanaga-sensei), Midoriko Kimura (Tomomi Arai – Hana’s mother),

I write for a few websites and one of them is Anime UK News which is where I publish anime season previews. I have written about a lot of TV anime but there is one special anime film I want to share with users and that is Hana to Alice: Satsujin Jiken which is in the first part of my season preview.

This is the prequel movie to Shunji Iwai’s wonderful 2004 coming-of-age film Hana & Alice, the film which was the break-out title for two totally talented actors Yu Aoi and Anne Suzuki who respectively starred as Alice and Hana, two school girls in an intense friendship who both experience love for the first time. Hana to Alice: Satsujin Jiken tells the story of how the girls first met and it is apparently through the world’s smallest murder case.

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