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Miss Hokusai Trailer Debuts

Hoorah! The trailer for Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai, the upcoming anime film based on the life of O-Ei Katsushika, daughter of the famed Japanese artist Hokusai, has been released.

Miss Hokusai is being animated at Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell) and is directed by Keiichi Hara (Summer Days with Coo, Colorful). It’s based on a manga titled Sarusuberi by Hinako Sugiura which ran from 1983 to 1987, which itself is based on the real life of O-Ei Katsushika.

Miss Hokusai’s crew also includes screenwriter Miho Maruo (Colorful), character designer and chief animator Yoshimi Itazu (Denno Coil) and background artist Hiroshi Ono (Wolf Children). O-Ei is played by TV personality Anne and Hokusai is played by actor Yutaka Matsushige (Sukiyaki Western Django).

Source: Production I.G

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.