Anne no Nikki

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The Diary of Anne Frank
Anne no Nikki.jpg
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
Production
company
Release dates
  • August 19, 1995 (1995-08-19) (Japan)
Country Japan
Language Japanese

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.

Production[edit]

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.

Release[edit]

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.

Soundtrack[edit]

The Diary of Anne Frank
Soundtrack album by Michael Nyman
Released 1995
Genre Soundtrack
Label Virgin Venture
Michael Nyman chronology
Carrington
1995
The Diary of Anne Frank
1995
After Extra Time
1996

Track listing[edit]

  1. Amsterdam Dawn
  2. Anne's Birthday
  3. The Schoolroom
  4. Letter From Germany
  5. Goodbye Moortje
  6. Candlefire
  7. Renewal
  8. Light Of Love
  9. Chatterbox Waltz
  10. Hanukah
  11. Spring Freedom
  12. Concentration Camp
  13. If
  14. First Kiss
  15. D-Day
  16. The Diary Of Hope
  17. Silent Separation
  18. Lament For Lost Youth
  19. Why

Reception[edit]

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".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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

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