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Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai


Alternative Titles

Japanese: 百日紅~Miss HOKUSAI~

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 9, 2015
Licensors: GKids
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.281 (scored by 2,337 users)
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Ranked: #23802
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Popularity: #3477
Members: 6,931
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Synopsis

The time: 1814. The place: Edo, now known as Tokyo.

One of the highest populated cities in the world, teeming with peasants, samurai, townsmen, merchants, nobles, artists, courtesans, and perhaps even supernatural things.

A much accomplished artist of his time and now in his mid-fifties, Tetsuzo can boast clients from all over Japan, and tirelessly works in the garbage-loaded chaos of his house-atelier. He spends his days creating astounding pieces of art, from a giant-size Bodhidharma portrayed on a 180 square meter-wide sheet of paper, to a pair of sparrows painted on a tiny rice grain. Short-tempered, utterly sarcastic, with no passion for sake or money, he would charge a fortune for any job he is not really interested in.

Third of Tetsuzo's four daughters and born out of his second marriage, outspoken 23-year-old O-Ei has inherited her father's talent and stubbornness, and very often she would paint instead of him, though uncredited. Her art is so powerful that sometimes leads to trouble. "We're father and daughter; with two brushes and four chopsticks, I guess we can always manage, in a way or another."

Decades later, Europe was going to discover the immense talent of Tetsuzo. He was to become best known by one of his many names: Katsushika Hokusai. He would mesmerize Renoir and van Gogh, Monet and Klimt.

However, very few today are even aware of the woman who assisted him all his life, and greatly contributed to his art while remaining uncredited. This is the untold story of O-Ei, Master Hokusai's daughter: a lively portrayal of a free-spirited woman overshadowed by her larger-than-life father, unfolding through the changing seasons.

(Source: Production I.G)

Background

The film won the Jury Award at the 39th Annecy International Animated Film Festival. At the Fantasia International Film Festival it won three awards: The Séquences Award for best Asian feature film, the Satoshi Kon Award for best animated feature film for excellence in animation, and the Gold Audience Award for best animated feature film. At the 19th Fantasia International Film Festival, it won the Gold Audience Award for best animated feature film, the Satoshi Kon Award for best animated feature film, and the Sequences Award for best Asian feature film. It also won the 2015 Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Oei
Oei
Main
Watanabe, Anne
Japanese
Watanabe, Anne
Katsushika, Hokusai
Katsushika, Hokusai
Main
Matsushige, Yutaka
Japanese
Matsushige, Yutaka
Utagawa, Kuninao
Utagawa, Kuninao
Supporting
Koura, Kengo
Japanese
Koura, Kengo
Kichiya
Kichiya
Supporting
Irino, Miyu
Japanese
Irino, Miyu

Staff

Hara, Keiichi
Hara, Keiichi
Director
Maruo, Miho
Maruo, Miho
Script
Shiina, Ringo
Shiina, Ringo
Theme Song Performance
Sinterniklaas, Michael
Sinterniklaas, Michael
ADR Director


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"Saihate ga Mitai (最果てが見たい)" by Ringo Shiina




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Dullboy
Sep 4, 2015
While the vast majority of people must have heard at least one time in their life about Hokusai, the famous painter, little of them know about his talented daughter, O-Ei.

So, maybe now you are interested in knowing the life of this mysterious unknown woman? Maybe you want to see the movie to find the truth and discover her life from her young age to her death...well, if that's the case, you might end up to be a little disappointed by this movie ^^ .

But here, I'll try to tell you why you should watch it nonetheless and what is in fact the qualities (and the read more
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UnholyPinecone
Mar 26, 2016
Fair. The story was fair. It didn't have much of a focus, but this is to be expected. It features several arcs and has a couple of characters that interact with each other. Yet there is barely any progress or character development. The characters were realistic, yet it wasn't a story. It was a series of events that happened to somebody in a chronological order with no theme or message. The only arguable theme is to stop being afraid of death, yet there was so little focus on it, it can be barely called that. However, Onei's relationship with her little sister, Onao, is quite read more
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imjusthungry
May 6, 2016
Sarusuberi is not a film I believe anyone can enjoy, but I have no reservations about calling it a work of art. Not only is it a beautiful film overall, the experience it provides in both its characters and its setting is poignant and thought-provoking despite its straight-forwardness, something that is regrettably rare in major feature-length anime releases.

Sarusuberi has neither a main conflict nor a linear narrative, instead made up of a handful of shorter stories that are loosely held together by O-Ei, the film's central character. It is difficult to asses the story's effectiveness, because there isn't really a particular "goal" that it tries read more
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tsubagakure
Mar 2, 2016
“nineteenth century Japan was a culturally dynamic society with much in common with its present-day counterpart. Many artists of the time, starting from Hokusai and his daughter O-Ei, had personalities and lives more interesting than any novelist could conceive."

depicting the life of Katsushika Hokusai, Sarusuberi, however, is far more than the eye meets. the film centres around O-Ei, daughter of the extraordinary artist Tetsuzo, was a woodblock artist herself, painting with and for her father.

more than just being and aging lonely man, Tetsuzo and his “cowardice”, as O-Ei so elegantly put, tends to isolate himself, even through he lives with O-Ei read more
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