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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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O-Ei (voice)
Anne Watanabe ...
O-Ei (voice) (as An)
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Katsushika Hokusai (voice)
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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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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Shines as an example of one creative soul paying tribute to another! 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)

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$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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Beautiful Anime
25 July 2015 | by (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

In 1814 Edo, Japan, a master artist Katsushika Hokusai, known as Tetsuzo, and his daughter O-Ei spend their time creating splendid paintings, some on commission and some just because. Tetsuzo lives away from his wife and younger daughter, who is blind, and he tends to have little to do with them, perhaps because he is afraid of illness and disability. Instead, he instructs O-Ei and others in his art, but in some ways his daughter outstrips even his talent. This lands them in trouble on occasion, for example when one of her paintings is believed by its owner to be enchanted by devils, but Tetsuzo knows how to make things right again. If only his daughter wasn't so hot-headed!

This is a beautifully rendered anime based on a manga, Sarusuberi; having not read the manga, I don't know how faithful the film is to the source material. In any event, it looks lovely and the story of the artists' lives is very well told. It has more of an episodic feel to it than a straight plot-line, but since Tetsuzo was apparently a real person in 19th Century Edo (now Tokyo), that method of story-telling works very well. If you like anime, you'll love this movie.


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