Release dateAugust 19, 1995 (1995-08-19) (Japan) Based onThe Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank WriterAnne Frank (diary), Hachiro Konno (screenplay), Roger Pulvers (screenplay)
Anne no nikki
Anne no Nikki(アンネの日記), also known as The Diary of Anne Frank, is a 1995 Japanese anime film based on Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl. It is a feature film by Madhouse, was directed by Akinori Nagaoka and released August 19.
Nagaoka's film features new character designs by Katsuyuki Kubo and features a score composed by Michael Nyman, including two songs, "If" (which incorporates "Time Lapse" from A Zed & Two Noughts) and "Why," which have become concert works. The former also appeared in an altered form in the film, The Libertine. The singer is contralto Hilary Summers. "Candlefire" as well as piano-only versions of "If" and Why" appear on Nyman's 2005 release, The Piano Sings.
The Nagaoka film was released with an English language adaptation, via a DVD release in French (as Le Journal d'Anne Frank) with English subtitles. A release in North America was set for 2015, but as of 2017, has yet to surface.
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Anime News Network's Justin Sevakis said that "even a story as powerful as Anne Frank's cannot overcome truly odious filmmaking and weird directorial choices that just don't work" and that he couldn't "think of a worse way to experience the story than watching this film".