If you weren’t satisfied with award-winning anime, like Your Name, we have good news for you – another award-winning anime is getting the worldwide treatment!
In This Corner of The World is a serious tear-jerker, made for audiences craving more serious tones. The story follows Suzu, a quiet girl living in the town of Eba, circa 1940, who spends her days drawing and working for her family’s Nori company. One day she gets an anonymous marriage proposal from Shūsaku, who lives in a nearby military town. She accepts and together they start a new life… just as WWII begins. She must learn to survive amidst US bombings, food shortages, wartime trauma, and even nuclear fallout from Hiroshima.
Not exactly your feel-good summer movie, but an important storyline none the less. Good news though, it’s not as a sad as Grave of the Fireflies!
Released in 2016, it’s been cleaning up at 2017 award ceremonies – with over 30 trophies so far. It’s won many top-tier categories, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Musical Score. Check out the Wikipedia page for the full list.
Check out the subtitled trailer right here:
Publisher, Shout! Factory, is releasing In This Corner of the World on August 11 in major cities, including New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. They’ll have both a subtitled version and dubbed at release.
If you can’t wait that long, you can check out the early screening at Anime Expo next month where director Sunao Katabuchi will attend (and likely sit on a Q&A session). Or you can hold out until Otakon in August and see producer Masao Maruyama and character designer Hidenori Matsubara.
Sometimes its nice to break up the typical anime character tropes with a historical drama. Not that I can stomach many depressing wartime movies either, but the contrast is nice and a dose of reality is refreshing.
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