Hana to Alice: Satsujin Jiken

The Case of Hana & Alice

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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: 7.251 (scored by 1314613,146 users)
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Ranked: #30032
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Popularity: #3316
Members: 44,311
Favorites: 223

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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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Iwasa, Naoki
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Ending Theme

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


Mar 14, 2023
Hana and Alice isn't a great work in terms of animation, looking jarring at times, but it literally makes up for it so much for what else it has, basically just the atmosphere. It's just something really unique for anime, something about how it's presented doesn't feel like it's animated at times (which for context, this is the prequel to a live-action film, so it sort of does make sense). The characters are really just fun to watch, it kind of just feels more real, I couldn't get tired of anything in this movie. There's quite a decent section of this film of Alice eating ...
Jan 14, 2016
Mixed Feelings
The animated prequel to the 2004 Japanese film, Hana and Alice, never got much buzz around the anime community to the point that I'm surprised it ever got subbed at all. And even then, the subs flew past my attention given how it came out around the ending weeks of the last summer season and I spent nearly four months ignorant of its existence. I checked my MAL friends' stats and neither of them have seen it either (well one guy did, but you don't know him). Since I enjoy dabbling in the obscure from time to time, especially given this film's pedigree, I figured ...
Mar 10, 2019
this is gurbgege
it looks like shit
and I hate it

and about the story I could just go fuckin read for the tenth the damn manga
which looks more intersting
an all over a better experince

I never felt more disappointed in my damn life


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