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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 »

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Sunao Katabuchi

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Sunao Katabuchi, Fumiyo Kono (manga) | 1 more credit »
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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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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 »

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Mappa, Genco See more »
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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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heart-breaking and heart-warming
2 December 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Suzu is a young girl living in a peaceful seaside Japanese city. It's revealed to be pre-war Hiroshima. Her family farms seaweed. At 18, she receives a marriage proposal from a relative stranger, a young earnest man from Kure who fell in love with her at first sight. She marries and moves in with his family. Kure is a Navy town and everybody works at the base. As food gets rationed, she finds ways to adapt. She continues to draw and is beloved by her adoring niece Harumi. The winds of war blow harsh as life grows ever more difficult.

The animation is simply beautiful which contrast nicely with the fear of impending doom. I really liked not naming Hiroshima at first. I'm sure everybody in Japan noticed the building right away but outside Japan, the audience may not catch on. It would be more compelling to stay silent on the city name longer. I actually expected more of a love triangle especially with that amazing sea rabbit drawing. It didn't turn out that way which is perfectly fine. I grew to like Shusaku which is exactly what Suzu does. There are some devastating drama but it also leave some heart-warming turns for the audience. Hiroshima is handled with class. It's Fireflies without the unrelenting depression.


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