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To All The Corners Of The World Anime Film's Teaser Streamed

posted on 2015-08-01 10:05 EDT by Egan Loo
Fall 2016 film by Black Lagoon director about bride living in World War II

The official website for the anime film of Fumiyo Kono's To All The Corners Of The World (Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni) manga began streaming the first teaser trailer on Saturday. The film will open in theaters throughout Japan on Fall 2016.

The award-winning story of Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni follows a bride named Suzu Urano as she moves to her new life in Kure City on the coast of Hiroshima Prefecture. Suzu perseveres through World War II with pluck and determination. The tagline on the site for the film's production support members reads:

Family.
Meals.
Sketchbook.

Shōwa Years 19 and 20…
Kure, Hiroshima…
In that place and time was my humble daily life.

Director and writer Sunao Katabuchi (Mai Mai Miracle, Black Lagoon) had announced the feature film in 2012. Early concept art featured designs by Chie Uratani (Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail, Mai Mai Miracle, Tekkonkinkreet animation director), and the staff completed the scenario and storyboards. The studio MAPPA (Kids on the Slope, Terror in Resonance) is animating the film, and Genco is producing.

The film raised 36,224,000 yen (about US$292,000) from 3,374 people via a crowdfunding campaign.

JManga had released Kono's manga in English online. The manga series won an Excellence Prize in the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival, and it already inspired a live-action television special starring Keiko Kitagawa (live-action Sailor Moon's Sailor Mars, Paradise Kiss) as Suzu Urano in 2011. Last Gasp Publishing and jaPress released Kono's manga Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms in North America.


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