The previous release of the In This Corner of the World film went over very well in Japan and around the world in many markets. Enough so that an extended edition is coming up under the name of In This Corner (and Other Corners) of the World in its English language form with plans for a December 2018 debut in Japan. The plan is to extend various scenes to help expand on several more lives within the film that Suzu crosses paths with. No details about the length of running time difference has been revealed yet.
Check out our review of the film.
The film was directed by Sunao Katabuchi at MAPPA with Genco also producing and with Chie Uratani writing the composition and serving as the assistant director. Hidenori Matsubara served as both character designer and animation director.
The Japanese cast includes Rena Nounen as Suzu, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Shūsaku, Natsuki Inaba as Harumi, Minori Omi as Michiko, Daisuke Ono as Akira, Megumi Han as Sumi, Shigeru Ushiyama as Entaro, Mayumi Shintani as San, Nanase Iwai, and Tengai Shibuya.
Kouno originally wrote the manga back in 2007 to 2009 where it was serialized in Manga Action magazine, resulting in three compiled volumes released.
Plot Concept: 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.