Hana to Alice: Satsujin Jiken

The Case of Hana & Alice

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Hana & Alice: The Murder Case
Japanese: 花とアリス 殺人事件
English: The Case of Hana & Alice
Spanish: El caso de Hana y Alice
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 20, 2015
Licensors: GKIDS
Source: Original
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama, MysteryMystery
Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.261 (scored by 1182211,822 users)
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Ranked: #27742
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Popularity: #3204
Members: 39,878
Favorites: 190

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After transferring to Ishinomori Middle School, Tetsuko "Alice" Arisugawa overhears her classmates discussing a strange rumor. The previous occupant of her seat, a nondescript "Judas," is missing and presumed murdered—poisoned by one of his four wives. Amidst dealing with her mother's undesired meddling in her affairs and warding off her classmates' bullying, the troubled Alice starts to investigate the mystery surrounding Judas' disappearance.

The trail of clues leads her to the house of her next-door neighbor, the quirky and reclusive Hana Arai. After an awkward introduction, Hana agrees to help Alice and formulates a plan that may lead them to the answers they seek. The two girls embark on a journey to uncover what happened to Judas, and perhaps a friendship may start to blossom between the two along the way.

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Winner of the Excellence Award at the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Arisugawa, Kayo

Aida, Shoko

Kuroyanagi, Kenji

Hiraizumi, Sei

Ogino, Satomi

Kuroki, Haru

Tsutsumi, Yuki

Kimura, Tae

Yuda, Koutarou

Katsuji, Ryou


Ishii, Tomohiko
Producer, Planning
Iwai, Shunji
Director, Script, Theme Song Lyrics, Editing, Music, Planning, Original Creator
Shiina, Kotone
Theme Song Performance
Iso, Mitsuo
Key Animation


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Ending Theme

"Fish in the Pool" by Hec and Pascal (ヘクとパスカル)

Sep 15, 2015
How should put this.... The story was just simple but has a very DEEP MEANING. The entire time, I was just smiling and laughing. The story was so ASIAN. You know... not your Disney thing of coming of age. I don't know if Westerners and European viewers would find this as Exagerrated and find this stupid... Just so you know, As an Asian, though am not a Japanese, ..... tales, superstitions, and myths is very common in asian Countries. You know what? I laugh so hard because the film is just pretty realistic, I laugh because I realized how stupid I was during my highschool ...
Sep 14, 2015
Note: I have not viewed the original live-action film Hana & Alice upon watching this film. Not that it really matters, this is a prequel. So watching this as a standalone is fine. Since there is no synopsis, allow me to set up the story.

9th grader Tetsuko Arisugawa (Arisu/Alice) moves to a new town and enrolls in school. Upon entering her new class, everyone seems to act indifferent towards her. She comes to find out that some awful misfortune only speculated by rumor had befallen the student who used to occupy her current desk the year before. As her classmates put it. She ...
May 14, 2016
Hana to Alice: Satsujin Jiken is a film that passed over many people's heads back in early 2015, but it retains a relatively high rating from its modest following. Hana to Alice is an animated prequel to a live-action film that came out over a decade ago, back in 2004. You require no background from the Hana to Alice universe to enjoy this film; I went into this film without any prior knowledge at all and still immensely enjoyed it. At its core, Hana to Alice is a character-driven narrative with a heavy focus on subtleties, in terms of both characters and atmosphere. It is ...

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