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May 2017: Week 2

This week's Top Page is dedicated to Pigtails, based on Machiko Kyo's comic book Mitsuami no Kami-sama and directed by Yoshimi Itazu. The short film garnered four awards at three different film competitions through April 2017, totaling 20 international recognitions received so far.

Keiichi Hara's award-winning latest animated film, Miss Hokusai is screening on July 1st at the British Museum. Check the details here.

Miss Hokusai is also having a special screening on July 30 at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Check the details here.

Miss Hokusai is also screening at the estAsia Film Festival 2017 (Reggio Emilia, Italy). Check the details here.

Yoshimi Itazu's directorial debut Pigtails was awarded Best Animation and Best Song (for Ichiko Aoba's Kami-sama no Takurami / Divine Design) at the Los Angeles Film Awards. Find more here.

Pigtails also won the Best Animation award at the Festigious Film Competition. Find more here.

Pigtails was also Best Animation at the Gold Movie Awards. Find more here.

Discover more about Pigtails and watch the international trailer here.

Ghost in the Shell: The Movie Virtual Reality Diver app is now avaible on smartphones worldwide. Learn more about it here.

Several North American websites have posted interviews with Keiichi Hara about Miss Hokusai. It is an excellent opportunity to acquire better understanding of this beautiful film through the words of its director. Check the details here.

Learn here about the famous places of Edo where Miss Hokusai is set.

Nineteenth century Japan was a culturally dynamic society with much in common with its present-day counterpart. Many artists of the time, starting from Hokusai and his daughter O-Ei, had personalities and lives more interesting than any novelist could conceive. Discover the world where Hokusai and his daughter O-Ei lived in our series of special features on Miss Hokusai:
1) The Floating World
2) About Tetsuzo aka Katsushika Hokusai
3) About O-Ei or Katsushika Oi
4) About Zenjiro aka Keisai Eisen
5) A Shrine Under the Snow
6) Crossing the Bridge

March 2017: Week 2

This week's Top Page is dedicated to Pigtails, based on Machiko Kyo's comic book Mitsuami no Kami-sama and directed by Yoshimi Itazu.

Read more about Pigtails here.


January 2017: Week 2

This week's Top Page is dedicated to Pigtails, based on Machiko Kyo's comic book Mitsuami no Kami-sama and directed by Yoshimi Itazu. The short film won the Diamond Award at the California Film Awards 2016.

Watch Pigtails international trailer here.

Pigtails was greeted with the Diamond Award at the 7th California Film Awards. Check the details here.

Pigtails is having its Russian premiere at the 50th Japanese Film Festival in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk and Voronezh. Check the details here.

Mamoru Oshii is to receive the the Winsor McCay Award for lifetime achievement at the 44th Annual Annie Awards. Check the details here.

Miss Hokusai has been nominated for the 44th Annual Annie Awards in the Animated Feature-Independent category. Check the details here.

Several North American websites have posted interviews with Keiichi Hara. Check the details here.

Watch here the English-subtitled trailer of Keiichi Hara's latest film, Miss Hokusai.

Read our interview with director Keiichi Hara here.

Nineteenth century Japan was a culturally dynamic society with much in common with its present-day counterpart. Many artists of the time, starting from Hokusai and his daughter O-Ei, had personalities and lives more interesting than any novelist could conceive. Discover the world where Hokusai and his daughter O-Ei lived in our series of special features on Miss Hokusai:
1) The Floating World
2) About Tetsuzo aka Katsushika Hokusai
3) About O-Ei or Katsushika Oi
4) About Zenjiro aka Keisai Eisen


September 2016: Week 3

This week's Top Page is dedicated to Pigtails, based on Machiko Kyo's comic book Mitsuami no Kami-sama and directed by Yoshimi Itazu. The short film is screening at Sitges, Scotland Loves Animation, Sapporo International Short Fest and BIAF.

Watch Pigtails international trailer here.

Pigtails is screening at Sitges 2016 as part of the Official Fantastic Competition Shorts selection. Check the details here.

Pigtails is having its UK premiere at Scotland Loves Animation this October, and director Yoshimi Itazu will be attending the screening. Check the details here.

Pigtails has been selected in the short film competition of BIAF 2016, to be held in Bucheon, ROK. Check the details here.

Pigtails is also screening in competition at the Sapporo International Short Film Festival. Check the details here.

Miss Hokusai will open in USA theatres from October 14. Check the details here.

The Musée de la BD Brussels is helding a special screening of Miss Hokusai on September 27, hosted by director Keiichi Hara. Check the details here.

Miss Hokusai is screening at Camera Japan in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Check the details here.

Watch here the English-subtitled trailer of Keiichi Hara's latest film, Miss Hokusai.

Read our interview with director Keiichi Hara here.

Check the profiles of the main characters of Miss Hokusai here.

Nineteenth century Japan was a culturally dynamic society with much in common with its present-day counterpart. Many artists of the time, starting from Hokusai and his daughter O-Ei, had personalities and lives more interesting than any novelist could conceive. Discover the world where Hokusai and his daughter O-Ei lived in our series of special features on Miss Hokusai:
1) The Floating World
2) About Tetsuzo aka Katsushika Hokusai
3) About O-Ei or Katsushika Oi
4) About Zenjiro aka Keisai Eisen

June 2016: Week 3

This week's Top Page is dedicated to Pigtails, based on Machiko Kyo's comic book Mitsuami no Kami-sama and directed by Yoshimi Itazu. The short film won four more awards during the second half of June, and it is screening in competition at Fantasia and SICAF in July.

Check our Pigtails overview page here.

Miss Hokusai garnered the Jury's Special Prize at the 20th SICAF 2016 in Seoul, ROK. Check the details here.

Pigtails has been selected in the short film competition of Fantasia 2016, to be held in Montreal, Canada. Check the details here.

Pigtails has been selected in the short film competition of SICAF 2016, to be held in Seoul, ROK. Check the details here.

Pigtails is Platinum Award winner in the Animation category at the Spotlight Short Film Awards 2016. Check the details here.

Pigtails is Gold Award winner in the Animation category at the International Independent Film Awards, Spring 2016 Session. Check the details here.

Pigtails won the Silver Award for Best Original Score at the April 2016 session of the LA Shorts Awards. Check the details here.

Pigtails also won two Awards of Merit for Animation and Best Original Song at the Best Shorts Competition 2016. Check the details here.

Miss Hokusai is being released in theatres throughout Germany starting June 16. Check the details here.

Miss Hokusai is being featured in the Hokusai x Manga exhibition currently held at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany. Check the details here.

Keiichi Hara's Miss Hokusai is having its New York premiere at the 15th New York Asian Film Festival. Check the details here.

Watch here the English-subtitled trailer of Keiichi Hara's latest film, Miss Hokusai.

Read our interview with director Keiichi Hara here.

Check the profiles of the main characters of Miss Hokusai here.

Nineteenth century Japan was a culturally dynamic society with much in common with its present-day counterpart. Many artists of the time, starting from Hokusai and his daughter O-Ei, had personalities and lives more interesting than any novelist could conceive. Discover the world where Hokusai and his daughter O-Ei lived in our series of special features on Miss Hokusai:
1) The Floating World
2) About Tetsuzo aka Katsushika Hokusai
3) About O-Ei or Katsushika Oi
4) About Zenjiro aka Keisai Eisen

June 2016: Week 3

This week's Top Page is dedicated to Pigtails, based on Machiko Kyo's comic book Mitsuami no Kami-sama and directed by Yoshimi Itazu. The short film won three awards during the first week of June.

Check our Pigtails overview page here.

Pigtails won the Best Animation Short Award at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards 2016. Check the details here.

Pigtails won the Award of Recognition in the Animation Short category at the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival 2016. Check the details here.

Pigtails also won the Award of Merit at the Accolade Global Film Competition 2016. Check the details here.

Pigtails has been selected in the short film competition of SICAF 2016 in Seoul, ROK. Check the details here.

Miss Hokusai is being released in theatres throughout Germany starting June 16. Check the details here.

Miss Hokusai is being featured in the Hokusai x Manga exhibition currently held at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany. Check the details here.

Keiichi Hara's Miss Hokusai is having its New York premiere at the 15th New York Asian Film Festival. Check the details here.

Miss Hokusai is also screening in the feature film competition section of SICAF 2016 in Seoul, ROK. Check the details here.

Watch here the English-subtitled trailer of Keiichi Hara's latest film, Miss Hokusai.

Read our interview with director Keiichi Hara here.

Check the profiles of the main characters of Miss Hokusai here.

Nineteenth century Japan was a culturally dynamic society with much in common with its present-day counterpart. Many artists of the time, starting from Hokusai and his daughter O-Ei, had personalities and lives more interesting than any novelist could conceive. Discover the world where Hokusai and his daughter O-Ei lived in our series of special features on Miss Hokusai:
1) The Floating World
2) About Tetsuzo aka Katsushika Hokusai
3) About O-Ei or Katsushika Oi
4) About Zenjiro aka Keisai Eisen


May 2016: Week 4

This week's Top Page is dedicated to Pigtails, based on Machiko Kyo's comic book Mitsuami no Kami-sama and directed by Yoshimi Itazu. The short film has won five awards at the IndieFEST Film Awards 2016.

Check our Pigtails overview page here.

Pigtails has won five awards in five categories the 7th IndieFEST Film Awards 2016. Check the details here.

Pigtails has won the Platinum Remi Award at the 49th WorldFest Houston. Check the details here.

Watch here the English-subtitled trailer of Keiichi Hara's latest film, Miss Hokusai.

Read our interview with director Keiichi Hara here.

Check the profiles of the main characters of Miss Hokusai here.

Nineteenth century Japan was a culturally dynamic society with much in common with its present-day counterpart. Many artists of the time, starting from Hokusai and his daughter O-Ei, had personalities and lives more interesting than any novelist could conceive. Discover the world where Hokusai and his daughter O-Ei lived in our series of special features on Miss Hokusai:
1) The Floating World
2) About Tetsuzo aka Katsushika Hokusai
3) About O-Ei or Katsushika Oi
4) About Zenjiro aka Keisai Eisen


April 2016: Week 4

This week's Top Page is dedicated to Pigtails, based on Machiko Kyo's comic book Mitsuami no Kami-sama and directed by Yoshimi Itazu. The short film has won the Platinum Remi Award at the 49th WorldFest Houston.

Check our Pigtails overview page here.

Pigtails has won the Platinum Remi Award at the 49th WorldFest Houston . Check the details here.

Pigtails has been selected for the short films competition of the Future Film Festival 2016 in Bologna, Italy. Check the details here.

Keiichi Hara's Miss Hokusai has been selected for the AniMovie competition of Stuttgart 2016. Check the details here.

Miss Hokusai is also screening in competition at Bologna's Future Film Festival 2016. Check the details here.

Watch here the English-subtitled trailer of Keiichi Hara's latest film, Miss Hokusai.

Read our interview with director Keiichi Hara here.

Miss Hokusai has been voted Best Animated Feature Film of 2015 in the reader' poll held by French magazine Animeland. Check the details here.

Miss Hokusai has been invited in the official selection for the 6th Beijing International Film Festival 2016. Check the details here.

We added profiles for the main characters of Miss Hokusai here.

Nineteenth century Japan was a culturally dynamic society with much in common with its present-day counterpart. Many artists of the time, starting from Hokusai and his daughter O-Ei, had personalities and lives more interesting than any novelist could conceive. Discover the world where Hokusai and his daughter O-Ei lived in our series of special features on Miss Hokusai:
1) The Floating World
2) About Tetsuzo aka Katsushika Hokusai
3) About O-Ei or Katsushika Oi
4) About Zenjiro aka Keisai Eisen


April 2016: Week 1

This week's Top Page is dedicated to Pigtails, based on Machiko Kyo's comic book Mitsuami no Kami-sama and directed by Yoshimi Itazu. The short film will have its international premiere at the 49th WorldFest Houston, where it has ben nominated for the Remi Awards.

Check our Pigtails overview page here.

Pigtails has been nominated for the prestigious 49th WorldFest Houston Remi Awards. Check the details here.

Watch here the English-subtitled trailer of Keiichi Hara's latest film, Miss Hokusai.

Read our interview with director Keiichi Hara here.

Miss Hokusai is screening in Washington DC as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival 2016. Check the details here.

Miss Hokusai has been voted Best Animated Feature Film of 2015 in the reader' poll held by French magazine Animeland. Check the details here.

Miss Hokusai has been invited in the official selection for the 6th Beijing International Film Festival 2016. Check the details here.

We added profiles for the main characters of Miss Hokusai here.

Nineteenth century Japan was a culturally dynamic society with much in common with its present-day counterpart. Many artists of the time, starting from Hokusai and his daughter O-Ei, had personalities and lives more interesting than any novelist could conceive. Discover the world where Hokusai and his daughter O-Ei lived in our series of special features on Miss Hokusai:
1) The Floating World
2) About Tetsuzo aka Katsushika Hokusai
3) About O-Ei or Katsushika Oi
4) About Zenjiro aka Keisai Eisen


March 2016: Week 2

This week's Top Page is dedicated to Pigtails, based on Machiko Kyo's comic book Mitsuami no Kami-sama and directed by Yoshimi Itazu.

Check our Pigtails overview page here.

Miss Hokusai is scheduled for a number of theatrical screenings in the United Kingdom from February through March 2016 as part of the The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme. Check the details here.

Watch here the English-subtitled trailer of Keiichi Hara's new film, Miss Hokusai.

Read our interview with director Keiichi Hara here.

Miss Hokusai has been selected in competition at Monstra Lisbon 2016. Check the details here.

Miss Hokusai has been selected in competition at the Holland Animation Film Festival 2016 in Utrecht. Check the details here.

We added profiles for the main characters of Miss Hokusai here.

Nineteenth century Japan was a culturally dynamic society with much in common with its present-day counterpart. Many artists of the time, starting from Hokusai and his daughter O-Ei, had personalities and lives more interesting than any novelist could conceive. Discover the world where Hokusai and his daughter O-Ei lived in our series of special features on Miss Hokusai:
1) The Floating World
2) About Tetsuzo aka Katsushika Hokusai
3) About O-Ei or Katsushika Oi
4) About Zenjiro aka Keisai Eisen


December 2015: Week 4

This week's Top Page is dedicated to Pigtails, the directorial debut from animator Yoshimi Itazu.

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