The Case of Hana & Alice | 花とアリス殺人事件 Animezing!

Drama, Mystery

Virtual Screening Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan

Iwai’s story has mystery, comedy, adventure, drama and hilarious high school antics that will be appreciated by all... a perfect summer movie

Jennifer Lee, International Examiner

Every hour is magic hour in Hana and Alice’s world.

Peter Debruge, Variety

Join us for the JICC's third virtual screening!
You will have 48 hours to view the film.

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The Case of Hana & Alice [Official Trailer, GKIDS] Out on Blu-Ray™ and Digital on September 17! from GKIDS on YouTube.

Director of Iwai Shunji's first foray into rotoscoped animation begins with The Case of Alice & Hana, a direct prequel to his coming-of-age hit hana and alice (2004). The original cast reprise their roles as voice actors in this quirky murder mystery just released in the US last year!

When Alice (voiced by Aoi Yu) transfers to a new middle school, she hears an urban legend about a student named Judas who disappeared the previous year and is suspected to have been killed by his fellow students.

Even worse, Alice discovers that she lives next door to his former house, a supposedly haunted home now occupied by a reclusive classmate named Hana (voiced by Suzuki Anne).

Hana and Alice decide to investigate this “murder case” together, but soon find their lack of detective skills may be an obstacle, in this unusual and charming film from famed writer-director Iwai Shunji.

Starring Aoi Yu and Suzuki Anne

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