A modern classic from Japan is making its way to this corner of the world.
Earlier today, Funimation announced that they will partner with Shout! Factory to give In This Corner of the World a theatrical run in North America. The film will première in theaters across the United States on August 11.
Shout! Factory Senior Vice President of Kids & Family Entertainment Melissa Boag and Funimation COO Mike DuBoise commented on the news:
“In This Corner of the World is an incredibly exquisite, artful and socially relevant film that will impact everyone who sees it. We’re really proud in presenting this remarkable, hand-drawn animated film to North American movie audience […] Funimation Films has a great track record in launching prominent international animated movies across cinemas in North America. We couldn’t find a more committed and perfect company to join us on the theatrical launch of In This Corner of the World.
We’re thrilled to be joining together with Shout Factory for the North American release of the award-winning animated film In This Corner of the World […] It is a stunning work of traditional (hand drawn) animation which has helped shine a bright light of Japanese animation in 2017 – transcending the genre and creating a whole new audience for anime unlike ever before. We look forward to bringing In This Corner of the World to theaters very soon.
In This Corner of the World is rated PG-13. The film is based on Fumiyo Kono’s manga of the same name. Sunao Katabuchi (Black Lagoon, Mai Mai Miracle) directed the film and penned the scripts at MAPPA, while Hidenori Matsubara (Ah! My Goddess, Sakura Wars) provided character designs. Masao Maruyama and Taro Maki were attached to the project as producers.
Funimation and Shout! Factory describe the feature as:
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.
Source: Funimation (Press Release)