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Movie Prequel of 'Hana to Alice' Announced

by tsubasalover
Oct 20, 2014 11:55 PM | 17 Comments
A prequel to Hana to Alice, a 2004 coming-of-age live-action film, titled Hana to Alice: Satsujin Jiken has been announced to premiere February 2015. The music to this animated film will be done by Shunji Iwai, and the actresses of the live-action film will reprise her role by voicing the main girls, Hana and Alice.

There will also be a manga adaptation of the animated film by Dowman Sayman.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vkvPCm8Ezo

Source: Famitsu, Yawaraka Spirits

Hana to Alice: Satsujin Jiken on MAL

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It said there that it still looks for animation staff. cmiiw

Oct 29, 2014 11:43 AM by kyuudere

zetsu_shoren said:
Mr_Gutts said:
I don't know for some reason it kinds a look like a yuri too me

It's a romance between two girls, or so it became apparent to me just by the title. You don't just get a cover with two girls on a romance anything without it being shoujo ai to some extent.

Sorry, but have you even seen the film? It isn't a romance between two girls; in fact the two girls compete for the same boy. To suggest it's to any extent shoujo ai just because two girls are on the cover is ludicrous.

Oct 26, 2014 1:15 PM by Touka

I saw the movie and it was okay. But I don't really need a prequel to it but still will watch it.

Oct 25, 2014 9:24 AM by valoon

Elmm said:

I just randomly found out that Japan has 200+ unique flavors of Kit Kat while the US only has the 1. The fuck is up with that, I want some strange flavored Kit Kats.

Although off topic, my friend brought back a wasabi flavored one. I thought the main taste would be wasabi but it was just green colored chocolate with a barely noticeable wasabi aroma. Didn't actually taste like wasabi, thank goodness. But yeah, Japan has a lot of different Kit Kat flavors...

Oct 25, 2014 12:03 AM by tingy

Sensus_97 said:
Might check it out when time comes.


Yep.

Oct 24, 2014 5:13 AM by Tengai

Mr_Gutts said:
I don't know for some reason it kinds a look like a yuri too me

It's a romance between two girls, or so it became apparent to me just by the title. You don't just get a cover with two girls on a romance anything without it being shoujo ai to some extent.

Oct 24, 2014 12:40 AM by zetsu_shoren

I don't know for some reason it kinds a look like a yuri too me

Oct 23, 2014 1:43 PM by Mr_Gutts

windy said:
There's also going to be a manga adaptation by Dowman Sayman.

Thank you for the information. I have added it to the first post.

Oct 22, 2014 7:14 AM by tsubasalover

HAHAHA

Onety FIRST

Looks like this will be my first rotoscoped anything.

Oct 22, 2014 6:47 AM by zetsu_shoren

There's also going to be a manga adaptation by Dowman Sayman.

Oct 21, 2014 10:33 AM by windy

Finally, something new from Shunji Iwai - and it's an anime and Hana & Alice no less! Really excited to see if his style of filmmaking carries over to anime, I'm not counting on it but I wouldn't put anything past him. So glad Yu Aoi and Anne Suzuki are reprising their roles, too! Hana & Alice is probably my second favourite Iwai film; Yu Aoi in particular was just superb.

Are there really no other Iwai fans here? He's a very celebrated director in Japan, who not only kick-started Yu Aoi's career, but also that of Takako Matsu and Tadanobu Asano, the latter of whom has made this way over to Hollywood with a recurring role in Marvel's Thor. It's a shame Iwai isn't doing as much these days.

Oct 21, 2014 6:08 AM by Touka

So this is pretty much pointless (to me) to watch if I am not going to watch the live-action sequel later. Hmm probably won't watch this.

Oct 21, 2014 5:35 AM by ToG25thBaam

Prequel to a live action? No thanks, do not want.

kuuderes_shadow said:
Stark700 said:
Eh, looks okay I guess. This is an original film right, not based on any source material besides the live action?


Originally shot as a series of short films for the 30th anniversary of Kit Kat in Japan, it was later expanded into a feature film by Iwai and received theatrical release in Japan in 2004. It moved into theaters in other Asian territories later in 2004 and 2005, and into western film festivals, such as New York Asian Film Festival and Seattle International Film Festival.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hana_and_Alice

There's a book as well but the film came first.


I just randomly found out that Japan has 200+ unique flavors of Kit Kat while the US only has the 1. The fuck is up with that, I want some strange flavored Kit Kats.

Oct 21, 2014 2:22 AM by Elmm

>Rotoscoping

Nope.avi

Oct 21, 2014 1:29 AM by Sazanami-Kai

Might check it out when time comes.

Oct 21, 2014 1:04 AM by Sensus_97

Stark700 said:
Eh, looks okay I guess. This is an original film right, not based on any source material besides the live action?


Originally shot as a series of short films for the 30th anniversary of Kit Kat in Japan, it was later expanded into a feature film by Iwai and received theatrical release in Japan in 2004. It moved into theaters in other Asian territories later in 2004 and 2005, and into western film festivals, such as New York Asian Film Festival and Seattle International Film Festival.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hana_and_Alice

There's a book as well but the film came first.

Oct 21, 2014 12:40 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Eh, looks okay I guess. This is an original film right, not based on any source material besides the live action?

Oct 21, 2014 12:23 AM by Stark700

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