Media Gods Pair Up To Bring “In This Corner of the World” to U.S. Cinemas

Shout! Factory and Funimation Films Bring “In This Corner of the World” to U.S. Cinemas

Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, has tapped Funimation® Films as its theatrical partner to launch acclaimed animated feature In This Corner Of The World across U.S. cinemas on Friday, August 11, 2017.

Based on the Japanese award-winning manga by Fumiyo Kouno, the film is written and directed by Sunao Katabuchi. Produced by GENCO and Japanese animation studio MAPPA, In The Corner Of The World is an empowering coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of WWII and captures the resilience and triumph of the human spirit. This highly-anticipated movie recently won the coveted Animation of the Year award at this year’s 40th Japan Academy Prize and has been selected to premiere in competition at the LA Film Festival in June. The film is bolstered by emotionally resonant storytelling and exquisite hand-drawn animation: it’s sure to not disappoint.

In This Corner of the World is an incredibly exquisite, artful and socially relevant film that will impact everyone who sees it. We’re really proud in presenting this remarkable, hand-drawn animated film to North American movie audience.

said Melissa Boag, Shout’s Senior Vice President of Kids & Family Entertainment. Mike DuBoise, Executive Vice President and COO of Funimation states,

Funimation Films has a great track record in launching prominent international animated movies across cinemas in North America. We couldn’t find a more committed and perfect company to join us on the theatrical launch of In This Corner of the World. We’re thrilled to be joining together with Shout Factory for the North American release of the award-winning animated film In This Corner of the World.

It is a stunning work of traditional (hand drawn) animation which has helped shine a bright light of Japanese animation in 2017 – transcending the genre and creating a whole new audience for anime unlike ever before.

The award-winning story 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.

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