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'Miss Hokusai' US Trailer and Initial Screenings Revealed

Miss Hokusai has wowed critics and festival audiences around the world, picking up four awards at the 2015 Fantasia Festival  alone,- including the coveted Satoshi Kon Award for best animated feature- and another at The Asia Pacific Screen Award. It was also nominated for both a Japanese Academy Award and the Cristal for Best Feature at the Annecy International Festival. Now thanks to the good folks GKIDS, it will be making it's way to North American Audiences later this year.

Director Keiichi Hara's acclaimed  animated feature is an animated biography/coming-of-age based on a fictionalised version of the life of the real-life figure O-Ei. O-Ei- the Miss Hokusai of the title, was the daughter of the renowned Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai- who is best known for the iconic painting The Wave.

Working as an assistant for her famous father, the feisty young woman is actually an accomplished artist in her own right, and Production I.G's film (adapted from the manga named Sarusuberi) is a wonderful example of the true potential of adult animation.

Miss Hokusai will open in New York and LA on October 14th, expanding to other locations across the United States and Canada from October 21st 2016. GKIDS have released a beautiful new trailer to celebrate the US release which you can see below. The film will play in both original original language and dubbed versions. The film will be also be released in the United Kingdom on Blu-ray and DVD (subtitled only) via Anime Limited (date TBC).

The initial lists of screenings follow. Check back with the official site for further screenings in the coming weeks.

Check out our review here  or listen to our podcast episode on the film. 


New York, NY Angelika Film Center October 14, 2016
Los Angeles, CA Landmark Nuart October 14, 2016
San Francisco, CA Landmark Clay Theatre October 21, 2016
Berkeley, CA Landmark Theater TBD October 21, 2016
Irvine, CA Regal University Town Center October 21, 2016
Torrance, CA AMC Rolling Hills 20 October 21, 2016
Boston, MA Landmark Kendall Square Cinema October 21, 2016
Providence, RI Cable Car CinemaOctober 21, 2016
Portland, MENickelodeon Cinemas October 21, 2016

Ithaca, NYCinemaopolis October 21, 2016
Detroit, MI AMC Forum October 21, 2016
Portland, OR Regal Fox Tower October 21, 2016
Edmonton, AB Metro Cinema November 18, 2016

Montclair, NJ Bow Tie Clairidge Theater October 21, 2016
Pittsburgh, PA Row House Cinema October 21, 2016
Chicago, IL Gene Siskel Film Center October 21, 2016
Barrington, IL AMC South Barrington October 21, 2016
Columbus, OH Gateway Film Center October 21, 2016
Columbus, OH AMC Easton Town Theater October 21, 2016
Akron, OH Nightlight Cinema October 21, 2016
Cincinnati, OH Esquire Theatre October 21, 2016
South Bend, IN AMC Showspace South Bend 16 October 21, 2016
Livonia, MI AMC Livonia October 21, 2016
Madison, WISundance Cinemas 608 October 21, 2016
Milwaukee, WI Times Theatre October 21, 2016
Brookfield, WI AMC Mayfair October 21, 2016
St Louis, MO Landmark Tivoli October 21, 2016
Kansas City, MO Tivoli Cinemas October 21, 2016
Iowa City, IA FilmScene October 21, 2016
Lincoln, NE Mary Riperma Ross Media Center October 21, 2016
Baltimore, MD Charles Theater October 21, 2016
Virginia Beach, VA Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center October 21, 2016
Atlanta, GA Landmark Midtown Art October 21, 2016
Athens, GA Cine Athens October 21, 2016
Savannah, GA Regal Savannah October 21, 2016
Charlotte, NC Regal Park Terrace October 21, 2016
Durham, NC AMC Southpoint October 21, 2016
Greensboro, NC Red Cinema October 21, 2016
Orlando, FL Regal Oviedo Mall October 21, 2016
Orlando, FL AMC Universal Cineplex October 21, 2016
Orlando, FL AMC Disney Springs October 21, 2016
Jacksonville, FL Sun-Ray Cinema October 21, 2016
Gainesville, FL Hippodrome Theater October 21, 2016
Miami, FL AMC Sunset Place October 21, 2016
Tampa, FL AMC Regency Brandon October 21, 2016
Boca Raton, FL Living Room October 21, 2016
Knoxville, TN Regal Downtown West October 21, 2016
Memphis, TN Malco Wolfchase Galleria October 21, 2016
Lexington, KY Kentucky Theatre October 21, 2016
Louisville, KYVillage 8 Theatres October 21, 2016
Dallas, TX Angelika Film Center – Dallas October 21, 2016
Austin, TX Regal Arbor Hills October 21, 2016
Houston, TX AMC Gulf Pointe 30 October 21, 2016
Katy, TX Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park October 21, 2016
El Paso, TX Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo October 21, 2016
Lubbock, TX Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock October 21, 2016
San Antonio, TX Santikos Bijou at the Crossroads October 21, 2016
Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma City Museum of Art October 21, 2016
Oklahoma City, OK AMC Quail Springs Mall 24 October 21, 2016
Tulsa, OK AMC Southroads 20 October 21, 2016
Phoenix, AZ Harkins Valley Art October 21, 2016
Albuquerque, NM Regal High Ridge October 21, 2016
Santa Fe, NM Regal De Vargas October 21, 2016
Salt Lake City, UT Broadway Centre Cinemas October 21, 2016
Las Vegas, NV Regal Village Square October 21, 2016
Las Vegas, NV AMC Town Square 18 & IMAX October 21, 2016
Boise, ID Regal Edwards Boise Stadium 21 October 21, 2016
Eugene, OR Broadway Metro October 21, 2016
Salem, OR Regal Santiam Stadium 11 October 21, 2016
Spokane, WA AMC River Park Square 20 October 28, 2016
Honolulu, HI Kahala 8 Theatres October 21, 2016
Toronto, ON TIFF Bell Lightbox October 28, 2016
Quebec City, QC Cinema Le Clap October 28, 2016
Vancouver, BC Vancity Theater October 28, 2016
Washington DCLandmark E Street Cinema October 28, 2016
Lowell, MA Luna Theater October 28, 2016
Rochester, NYThe Little Theatre October 28, 2016
Asheville, NC Grail Moviehouse October 28, 2016
Grand Rapids, MI Celebration Cinema Woodland October 28, 2016
Minneapolis, MN Landmark Lagoon October 28, 2016
Denver, CO Landmark Chez Artiste October 28, 2016
Santa Cruz, CA Landmark Del Mar Theatre October 28, 2016
Seattle, WA SIFF Uptown Theater October 28, 2016
Tukwila, WA Regal Parkway Stadium Plaza 12 October 28, 2016
Philadelphia, PA Landmark Ritz at the Bourse November 4, 2016
Buffalo, NY North Park Theatre November 4, 2016
Hartford, CT Real Art Ways November 4, 2016
Waterville, ME Railroad Square Cinema November 4, 2016
Cleveland, OH Cleveland Museum of Art November 2, 2016
Vancouver, WA Kiggins Theater November 4, 2016
San Diego, CA Landmark Ken Cinema November 11, 2016