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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 »
10 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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Storyline

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 »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,205, 13 August 2017

Gross USA:

$172,147

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,496,308
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Mappa, Genco See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sunao Katabuchi's 3rd feature film. See more »

Alternate Versions

A rumoured extended version, supposedly titled "Kono Sekai no (Sara ni Ikutsumono) Katsumi ni" ("In This Corner (and Other Corners) of the World"), has supposedly ~30 minutes of additional footage, that is reported to emphasize the relationship between Rin, Shusaku and Suzu. Slated to premiere in mid-December 2019. See more »

Connections

Referenced in In This Corner: Director Sunao Katabuchi (2017) See more »

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A gentle and thoughtful slice-of-life, a moving character portrait, and a historical glimpse of Japan during World War II
19 November 2017 | by kartiknnagarSee all my reviews

There have been few anime movies which have not left me deeply moved, and this is no exception. Mixing cute anime characters and their straightforward lives (at least on the surface) with the chaos and trauma of the Second World War may seem like an oversimplification of the war and a cheap, melodramatic effort at invoking sadness and tears, but there is a depth to the characters and emotions in this movie, and the ultimate message of the movie is not just that war is devastating and destroys the lives of countless innocents, but also that life moves on in spite of all the carnage, and people change and discover new qualities and things about themselves, transforming them into different (perhaps better?) versions of themselves.

The movie follows our female protagonist Suzu through her childhood to early marriage to the tumultuous years of the War. Suzu is a lovable and cheerful protagonist, gentle and kind but also clumsy and forgetful, redeemed by her artistic talent and her perseverance, but there are hidden depths to her that are only partially revealed through some odd sequences in the first part of the movie, and come into the spotlight in the second part after her traumatic brush with the War. The animation is beautiful, and the attention to detail is superb, transporting the viewer effortlessly to rural Japan in the 1940s. The cultural quirks of this place and era are delightfully presented in the first half of the movie, during which it feels like a gentle slice-of-life movie. Once the War begins in earnest, we see the effect that it has on the ordinary citizens. While there are some traumatic sequences, the movie does not linger on them, and instead it focuses on how the characters handle the changes and come to terms with them, often questioning the futility of all the devastation (especially after Japan loses the War) but also forging new bonds among each other and finding hidden depths in themselves.

One stark criticism of the movie is that some important supporting characters are not properly introduced, and Suzu's own feelings and desires are not properly explored, so that some revelations later on feel artificial and we never really entirely understand Suzu's actions and her motivations. Apparently, an extended version of the movie is being prepared which I feel is definitely required to understand this story in its full details.


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