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In This Corner of the World Film to Open in the Philippines in June

posted on 2017-05-18 04:30 EDT
Award-winning film opened in Japan in November

Philippine film distributor Rafaella Films International announced on Tuesday that it will screen Sunao Katabuchi's In This Corner of the World anime film in the Philippines in June.

In This Corner of the World debuted in 63 Japanese theaters last November. The film was in the Japanese box office top 10 for 15 weeks. Box Office Mojo estimates the film's final Japanese gross at US$19,204,593. Due to the film's popularity, more theaters added screenings over time.

The film is based on Fumiyo Kōno'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. 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) as composer, and Taro Maki as producer at GENCO. MAPPA studio founder and producer Masao Maruyama is credited for planning. Tokyo Theatres Company distributed the film.

The film won the Hiroshima Peace Film Award at the Hiroshima International Film Festival in November, and it screened at Annecy in a Work in Progress session in June.

Film magazine Kinema Jump named In This Corner of the World the best Japanese movie of 2016. In addition, the magazine awarded Katabuchi with the Best Director Award. The film also won the Japanese Movie Award of Excellence and the Noburou Oofuji Award at the 71st Annual Mainichi Film Awards.

[Via AnimePH]


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