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Exclusive: In This Corner of the World Anime Film's Subtitled Clip Shows Suzu's Melancholy

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Film opens in U.S. on August 11, in Canada on August 18

Shout! Factory began streaming an English-subtitled clip on Monday for the In This Corner of the World anime film. The clip focuses on Suzu's melancholy after moving away from home, and her encounter with the infamous battleship Yamato.

Shout! Factory and Funimation Films will begin screening the film in the United States on August 11, and in Canada on August 18. The companies are listing all the theaters that will screen the film on Funimation's website.

In addition, the film will screen at the following theaters in Canada starting on August 18:

  • Yonge & Dundas in Toronto, Ontario
  • Winston Churchill in Oakville, Alberta
  • Galaxy in Peterborugh, Ontario
  • South Keys in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Park Lane in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Eau Claire in Calgary, Alberta
  • McGillvray in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Sunao Katabuchi (Black Lagoon, Mai Mai Miracle) wrote and directed the film, and GENCO and animation studio MAPPA produced the film. The anime has sold more than 2 million tickets in Japan since opening last November. The film went on to win the Fujimoto Award, the Daijin (Minister) Prize from the Agency for Cultural Affairs, the Hiroshima Peace Film Award at the Hiroshima International Film Festival, Kinema Jumpo magazine's best Japanese movie of the year, the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year, and the Jury Award in the Feature Film Category at Annecy.

Funimation describes the film:

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.

In addition to Japan, the film will screen in 23 countries and territories. The anime opened in the United Kingdom on June 28. The film also screened at Anime Expo, and Katabuchi attended the screening. The film also recently screened at the Japan Cuts Film Festival in New York on July 23.


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