In This Corner of the World (2016)

PG-13   |    |  Animation, Drama, Family


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Set in Hiroshima during World War II, an eighteen-year-old girl gets married and now has to prepare food for her family despite the rationing and lack of supplies. As she struggles with the... See full summary »


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Director:

Sunao Katabuchi

Writers:

Sunao Katabuchi, Fumiyo Kono (manga), Chie Uratani

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20 June 2017 | turregano
7
| A good story, good history, and superb anime
This is my first anime film and I am glad I chose it. It combined a good (if meandering at times) story, excellent animation, unique art, and appropriate history together to produce a wonderful (if long) film. The characters do not take advantage of the medium except in dream sequences or when something untoward occurs. This keeping the film in reality is one of its strengths. Another strength is what I feel to be the accurate portrayal of Japanese citizens during the war. I have read a great deal and feel this might actually be a very good teaching tool about the hardships and loyalty born by the Japanese people during WW2. And, finally, with my limited knowledge of Japanese culture, I thought this offered a valuable insight into how the culture works and what is important to the people. For all these reasons, plus the beautiful animation and art in the film, I am glad this was my first experience with anime.

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Release Date:

12 November 2016

Language

Japanese


Country of Origin

Japan

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,205 13 August 2017

Gross USA:

$172,147

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,496,308

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