That’s right, folks.
Yesterday, Netflix announced that In This Corner of the World will be available on Netflix in Japan, the US, Canada, and a handful of others beginning on March 15th.
In case you’re unsure of what epic news this is, check out the trailer below:
The anime has sold more than 2 million tickets in Japan since opening in November 2016.
And if the hype wasn’t enough, it went on to win a SH*T ton of awards, including:
- Fujimoto Award
- Daijin (Minister) Prize from the Agency for Cultural Affairs
- Hiroshima Peace Film Award at the Hiroshima International Film Festival
- Kinema Jumpo magazine’s best Japanese movie of the year
- Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year
- Jury Award in the Feature Film Category at Annecy
- Theatrical Anime Division at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival
PLUS, the film was nominated in the Best Animated Feature-Independent for the 45th Annual Annie Awards.
(Don’t even get us started about that one time it was submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 90th Academy Awards, but lost to the likes of The Boss Baby…)
Funimation describes the film:
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.
So mark your calendars; you’re booked on the 15th.