Award-winning animated feature “In This Corner of the World” to play in Los Angeles, August 11

A scene of “In This Corner of the World”

In This Corner of the World: 2017 LA Film Festival World Fiction Competition – North American Festival Premiere

An empowering coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of World War II, In This Corner of the World is a captivating story about the resilience and triumph of the human spirit.

Based on the award-winning Japanese manga by Fumiyo Kouno, In This Corner of the World is written and directed by Sunao Katabuchi and produced by GENCO and Japanese animation studio MAPPA.

Bolstered by emotionally resonant storytelling and exquisite hand-drawn animation, this acclaimed animated feature recently won the coveted Animation of the Year award at this year’s 40th Japan Academy Prize.

The film has been selected to screen in competition at Annecy 2017 and will have its North American film festival premiere in competition at LA Film Festival this June.

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.

Film director Sunao Katabuchi began his career working closely with Hayao Miyazaki before directing his own animated films, including Katabuchi’s acclaimed animated features Mai Mai Miracle and Princess Arete.

Animated feature In This Corner of the World opens this August in select U.S. cinemas nationwide.

The film is rated PG-13 and has a run time of 129 minutes. For more information about In This Corner of the World, please visit

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Shout! Factory Films and Funimation Films

Movie opening date: August 11, 2017 

Director: Sunao Katabuchi
Voice Cast: Non, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Natsuki Inaba, Minori Omi, Daisuke Ono
Written by:  Sunao Katabuchi
Based on the award-winning manga by Fumiyo Kouno
Produced by: Taro Maki and Masao Maruyama
Genre: Animated Feature
*Japanese with English subtitles
MPAA Rating: PG-13

Anime “In This Corner of the World” entries Los Angeles Film Festival, ArchLigh Culver City, June 20, 6:20pm

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