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'In This Corner of the World' Historical Film's 1st Full Trailer Reveals Cast, Staff

posted on 2016-08-23 21:20 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Rena Nounen, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Daisuke Ono, Megumi Han star in November 12 film

The official website for the anime film In This Corner of the World began streaming the full trailer on Wednesday. The trailer is the first video for the film that features voice acting, and it reveals the film's voice cast.

The cast includes:

  • Rena Nounen as Suzu, the heroine
  • Yoshimasa Hosoya as Shūsaku, her husband
  • Natsuki Inaba as Harumi, a niece
  • Minori Omi as Michiko, a sister-in-law
  • Daisuke Ono as Akira, an elementary school classmate
  • Megumi Han as Sumi, Suzu's little sister
  • Shigeru Ushiyama as Entarō, Shūsaku's father
  • Mayumi Shintani as San, Shūsaku's mother

Nanase Iwai and Tengai Shibuya are also part of the film's cast in as-yet unspecified roles.

Additional staff for the film includes Chie Uratani (Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail, Mai Mai Miracle, Tekkonkinkreet animation director) as assistant director and screen composition, Hidenori Matsubara (Oh My Goddess!, Sakura Wars, King of Thorn) as character designer and animation director, kotringo (The Bears' School, Gourmet Girl Graffiti) on the music, and Taro Maki as producer at GENCO. MAPPA studio founder and producer Masao Maruyama is credited for planning. Tokyo Theatres Company is distributing the film.

The film is based on Fumiyo Kono's To All The Corners Of The World (Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni) manga. The award-winning manga 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.

Director and writer Sunao Katabuchi (Mai Mai Miracle, Black Lagoon) had announced the feature film in 2012. Early concept art featured designs by Uratani, 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 will open in Japan on November 12. The film screened at Annecy in a Work in Progress session in June. The film was previously slated to open in Japan in October. Animatsu Entertainment acquired the global rights to the film.

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

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.

Source: Comic Natalie


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