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Miss Hokusai

Based on the original manga Sarusuberi by Hinako Sugiura, Miss Hokusai is an animated feature directed by Keiichi Hara, which pays tribute to one of the unsung heroes of Japanese culture. In 1814 Tokyo, stubborn fiftysomething artist Tetsuzo (voiced by Yutaka Matsushige) spends days in his ramshackle home, creating astounding works for wealthy clients, who are willing to pay ridiculous sums for his creations. He has four daughters and one of them, outspoken 23-year-old O-Ei (Anne Watanabe), shares his talent for art. From time to time, she paints instead of her father and allows him to take the credit for her expert labours. As the decades pass, Tetsuzo gains fame across Europe under the name of Katsushika Hokusai and his work heavily influences artists such as Degas, Klimt, Monet and Van Gogh. However, almost no one knows about O-Ei and her hand in her father's celebrity.