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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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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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$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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Not a children's movie.
22 March 2017 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Despite being an animated film, "Miss Hosukai" is not a film for children nor was it ever intended to be. Instead, it's a very melancholy portrait of the life of the famed Japanese artist Hosukai and his daughter, O-Ei and it's seen through his eyes. But it's not a normal biography, as you only see bits an pieces of one period of Hosukai's life. If you want to learn a lot about the guy, you're better off reading a biography. The story itself is VERY meandering and this lack of direction to the film made it difficult viewing for me. You see how flawed a man Hosukai was and MOST of the information about him and O-Ei is learned at the very end through a very brief prologue. Beautifully animated but otherwise the film left me very cold and left me wanting to know more.


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