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In This Corner of the World (2016)

Kono sekai no katasumi ni (original title)
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Set in Hiroshima during World War II, an eighteen-year-old girl gets married and now has to prepare food for her family despite the rationing and lack of supplies. As she struggles with the... See full summary »

Director:

Sunao Katabuchi

Writers:

Sunao Katabuchi, Fumiyo Kono (manga) | 1 more credit »
9 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Non Non ... Suzu (voice) (as Rena Nounen)
Ava Pickard Ava Pickard ... Suzu (Young) (voice)
Kenna Pickard Kenna Pickard ... Harumi (voice)
Karen Strassman ... Rin (voice)
Melodee Spevack ... Kiseno (voice)
Michael Sorich ... Juro (voice)
Tony Azzolino ... Yoichi (voice)
Anne Yatco ... Additional Voices (voice)
Bailey Bucher Bailey Bucher ... Additional Voices (voice)
Bryce Papenbrook ... Additional Voices (voice)
Cherami Leigh ... Additional Voices (voice)
Christopher Corey Smith ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Christopher Smith)
Cindy Robinson ... Additional Voices (voice)
Cristina Valenzuela ... Additional Voices (voice)
Dane Price Dane Price ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Set in Hiroshima during World War II, an eighteen-year-old girl gets married and now has to prepare food for her family despite the rationing and lack of supplies. As she struggles with the daily loss of life's amenities she still has to maintain the will to live. Written by aghaemi

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including war-related images | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

12 November 2016 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

In This Corner of the World See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mappa, Genco See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Version of Kono sekai no katasumi ni (2011) See more »

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A view of war from the eyes of a civilian
27 February 2017 | by aurora121See all my reviews

This is by no means the first animated film from Japan about life in that country during the Second World War. Isao Takahata's Grave of the Fireflies came out in 1988, and while there are similarities, there are also many differences.

The lead character is called Suzu and we follow her life in and around Kure and Hiroshima before, during and after Japan's involvement in the Second World War. While there is no mention of the attack on Pearl Harbour, America's attacks on mainland Japan are shown in graphic detail. The hardship and suffering of the civilian population is the main focus of the film and punches are definitely not pulled.

All in all a great animated film, personally I'm going to try to watch more films directed by Sunao Katabuchi.


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