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 on August 19, 1995.
|The Diary of Anne Frank|
Poster of the film
|Directed by||Akinori Nagaoka|
|Written by||Hachirō Konno, Roger Parbes|
|Based on||The Diary of a Young Girl|
by Anne Frank
|Music by||Michael Nyman, Carine H.D. Gutlerner (French and English versions)|
|Character||Japanese voice actor||English dubbing actor|
|Anne Frank||Reina Takahashi||Marissa Davison|
|Margot Frank||Seiko Tano||Vanessa Ackerman|
|Edith Frank||Fumie Kashiyama||Béla Gruschka|
|Otto Frank||Gō Katō||Allan Wenger|
|Lies / Jopie||Naomi Sekida||Estelle Heinaux|
|Monsieur Van Dann||Jirō Sakagami||Jimmy Shuman|
|Madame Van Dann||Tetsuko Kuroyanagi||Patricia Kessler|
|Peter Van Daan||Tsuyoshi Kusanagi||Jacques Saint Just|
|Miep Gies||Yoshie Taira||Sharon Mann-Vallet|
|Docteur Dussel||Yūsuke Takita||Jean Fontaine|
|Koophuis||Takurō Nakayoshi||Steve Gadler|
|Professor Kepler||Bertie Cortez|
|German soldier||Peter Wallasch|
|Additional radio voice||Leslie Clack|
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 went unreleased for several years.  The English version was finally released for free on the official YouTube channel on May 3, 2020. The French and English language versions replaced the Michael Nyman score with a new one by Carine H.D. Gutlerner.
|The Diary of Anne Frank|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Michael Nyman chronology|
"If" and "Why" have become staples of Michael Nyman's concerts and were rerecorded as piano solos on The Piano Sings.
- Amsterdam Dawn
- Anne's Birthday
- The Schoolroom
- Letter From Germany
- Goodbye Moortje
- Light Of Love
- Chatterbox Waltz
- Spring Freedom
- Concentration Camp
- First Kiss
- The Diary Of Hope
- Silent Separation
- Lament For Lost Youth
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".
- "Animated Film "Anne Frank's Diary" Set To Release Online This Fall". May 23, 2015. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
- "Anne Frank's Diary". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
- "ANNE FRANK'S DIARY - An animated feature film". YouTube.
- Justin Sevakis (April 2, 2013). "The Diary of Anne Frank". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
- The Anime Encyclopedia by Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy (revised and expanded edition), "Diary of Anne Frank," p. 144
- アンネの日記 (Madhouse) (in Japanese)
- The Diary of Anne Frank (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- The Diary of Anne Frank on IMDb
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