In This Corner of the World Anime Film's Long Version Confirmed
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Taro Maki, producer of the anime film In This Corner of the World, confirmed on Sunday that the film will have a long version. He cautioned that the staff has not scheduled the new version's release window yet, but director Sunao Katabuchi said that he is making the long version as of now. Maki and Katabuchi appeared with cast members Non (Rena Nounen), Minori Omi, and Nanase Iwai at a stage greeting during a Tokyo screening to mark the film's one-year anniversary.
Shout! Factory and Funimation Films screened the film in the United States on August 11, and in Canada on August 18. 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.
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.
In This Corner of the World and four other anime films are among the 26 films submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 90th Academy Awards.
Source: Comic Natalie