Wednesday, June 14, 2017

"In This Corner of the World" Trailer Prepares For Anime Movie's August American Screenings

The anime movie adaptation of Fumiyo Kouno's manga In This Corner of the World, directed by Sunao Katabuchi and produced by GENCO and Japanese animation studio MAPPA. Is getting plenty of acclaim and attention including Animation of the Year award at this year’s 40th Japan Academy Prize.  The film has been selected to screen in competition this week at Annecy 2017 and will have its North American film festival premiere in competition at LA Film Festival (June 20).


This July, New York and LA will both get screenings of acclaimed anime movie In This Corner of the World. First, it will be at Anime Expo with a screening on July 2nd featuring a Q&A with director Sunao Katabuchi. Then, on July 23rd, it will be the closer for the New York Japan's Society's Japan Cuts 2017 film series, which will have a Q&A with producer Taro Maki.


It will open across U.S. cinemas on August 11, 2017 from Shout! Factory Films & Funimation Films.


Check out the latest trailer...


The award-winning story of IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD follows a young lady named Suzu Urano, who in 1944 moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima to live with her husband’s family. Suzu’s life is thrown into chaos when her town is bombed during World War II. Her perseverance and courage underpin this heart-warming and inspirational tale of the everyday challenges faced by the Japanese in the midst of a violent, war-torn country. This beautiful yet poignant tale shows that even in the face of adversity and loss, people can come together and rebuild their lives.

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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