| Shunji Iwai|
| February 20, 2015 (2015-02-20) (Japan)|
Shunji Iwai (original story), Shunji Iwai (screenplay)
The Case of Hana & Alice Wikipedia
The Case of Hana & Alice (花とアリス殺人事件, Hana to Arisu Satsujin Jiken) is a Japanese anime youth drama film written and directed by Shunji Iwai. It is the prequel to Iwai's 2004 live-action film, Hana and Alice. The film was released on February 20, 2015. A manga adaptation by Dowman Sayman began serialization in Shogakukan's Yawaraka Spirits magazine from February 16, 2015.
Yu Aoi as Tetsuko "Alice" Arisugawa (有栖川 徹子 Arisugawa Tetsuko, アリス Arisu)
Anne Suzuki as Hana Arai (荒井 花 Arai Hana)
Ryo Katsuji as Kotaro Yuda (湯田光太郎 Yuda Kōtarō)
Haru Kuroki as Ogino
Tae Kimura as Yuki Sakaki (ballet teacher)
Sei Hiraizumi as Kenji Kuroyanagi (黒柳健次 Kuroyanagi Kenji) (Alice's father)
Shoko Aida as Kayo Arisugawa (有栖川 加代 Arisugawa Kayo) (Alice's mother)
Ranran Suzuki as Mutsu Mutsumi
Tomohiro Kaku as Tomonaga (朝長先生 Tomonaga-sensei)
Midoriko Kimura as Tomomi Arai (荒井友美 Arai Tomomi) (Hana's mother)
Andrew Osmond of Anime News Network gave the film an overall grade of B+ and said that "despite its aesthetic issues and a meandering start, Hana & Alice is a highly likable film about hugely likable teens."
The film won the Bronze Audience Award for best animated feature film at the 19th Fantasia International Film Festival.