Anime Limited’s Release of Miss Hokusai Won’t Feature the English Dub
29/08/2016 Leave a comment
In a newly released podcast Andrew Partridge has revealed that Anime Limited’s Blu-ray and DVD release of Miss Hokusai will not feature the English Dub that is currently being produced by GKIDS in America and instead it will be released as a Japanese (English subtitled only) film later this year.
It’s a rather surprising announcement but as Andrew Partridge explains in the podcast the Japanese licensor has finally approved their (Anime Limited’s) home video release for the UK and as GKIDS previous English Dub, which was A Letter to Momo, took two years to produce Andrew wants to release the film now rather than later. If Andrew were to hold back on releasing the film, so that the English Dub could be added, it could take another two-to-three years for the film to be released as not only would new materials have to be produced but everything would have to be approved by the Japanese license holder. As it stands now Andrew hopes to release the film by the end of October this year; although details have still yet to be confirmed.
For those unaware Anime Limited previously licensed Miss Hokusai for a ‘limited’ theatrical screening within the UK afterwhich the distributor confirmed that they would be releasing the film on Blu-ray and DVD within the UK at some point. Since then details have been relatively scarce but at least now we have an idea of when to expect the film.