2017 / Film “In This Corner of the World” screening with director Sunao Katabuchi at Anime Expo, July 2

A scene of “In This Corner of the World”

Film distributors Shout! Factory Films and Funimation Films in association witn Animatsu in U.K. present “In This Corner of the World” screening at Anime Expo 2017 on Sunday, July 2, 5:00pm – 8:00pm at LP4/LACC 411.

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.

“In This Corner of the World” is set to open across U.S. cinemas on August 11, 2017.


Mr. Sunao Katabuchi, director of “In This Corner of the World”

At the July 2 Anime Expo screening, Director Sunao Katabuchi will be present for a Q&A after the screening.

Director Katabuchi began his career working closely with Hayao Miyazaki, starting out as a scriptwriter on Miyazaki films while still a student.

He was assistant director on Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989), and debuted as director with TV series Famous Dog Lassie (1996).

He then directed Princes Arete (2001). Katabuchi directed and wrote the script for Black Lagoon (2006). He later directed the acclaimed animated movie Mai Mai Miracle (2009).

Film Synopsis: 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.

Anime Expo will run from July 1 through July 4, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, with Pre-Show Night on June 30, 2017.

To purchase passes for Anime Expo, please visit http://www.anime-expo.org/registration

In This Corner of the World