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: 7.311 (scored by 1351613,516 users)
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Ranked: #30722
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Popularity: #3319
Members: 44,859
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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Characters & Voice Actors

Arisugawa, Kayo

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Ogino, Satomi

Kuroki, Haru

Tsutsumi, Yuki

Kimura, Tae

Yuda, Koutarou

Katsuji, Ryou


Ishii, Tomohiko
Producer, Planning
Iwasa, Naoki
Iwai, Shunji
Director, Script, Theme Song Lyrics, Planning, Music, Original Creator, Editing
Shiina, Kotone
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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 ...
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 ...
Feb 7, 2017
The story is disjointed. The first half of the story barely has any relation to the second half. Many characters are introduced in the first half that are not mentioned again later on.

Any character development is abandoned by the middle and is a plot devise to move the "story" along. Alice's involvement in track and ballet are used to make her more interested in "Judas". However, she reveals to Hana that she has no interest in finding out about him. Both leads are static.

There is a forced scene in the middle that leads to an hour of filler. The original story was a one volume ...

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