In late 2016, a movie was released in Japan titled In This Corner of the World which adapted the three volume manga series of the same name. Written and directed by Sunao Katabuchi (Mai Mai Miracle, Black Lagoon), the movie has gone on to earn over 2 billion yen at the Japanese box office and even won a Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year in March of this year. Now a brand new English subtitled trailer for the movie has been uploaded to the official Shout! Factory YouTube Channel.
A month ago it was revealed that the movie would be getting released to theaters in the UK starting on June 28th and the US and Canada starting August 11th thanks to a deal between Shout! Factory and Funimation (though the official US premiere of the movie will occur at Anime Expo in July). Theatrical screenings of this movie will be available in the original Japanese as well as with an English dub.
Shout! Factory describes the story 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.