In This Corner of the World Anime Film Gets Extended Version With New Title (Updated)
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official Twitter account for the anime film adaptation of Fumiyo Kouno's In This Corner of the World (Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni) manga announced on Thursday that the film will get an extended version with about 30 more minutes of footage. The new version, titled Kono Sekai no (Sara ni Ikutsumono) Katasumi ni (In (Several More) Corners of the This World), will begin screening in Japan in December.
The film's director Sunao Katabuchi (Black Lagoon, Mai Mai Miracle) planned the title and Kouno approved it. The concept behind the film is to give the perspective of "several more lives" in addition to Suzu's, so it has a new title to reflect the new theme. It will adapt more scenes from the manga.
The new scenes include Suzu crossing paths with Rin in the fall of 1944 and the winter and spring of 1945. Rin features prominently in the new visual above and the video below. Another new segment will focus on the Makurazaki Typhoon of September 1945, while Suzu is worried for her younger sister Sumi.
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.
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. The film was nominated in the Best Animated Feature-Independent for the 45th Annual Annie Awards. The film also won in the Theatrical Anime Division at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival, as well as the Animation Division at the 21st Japan Media Arts Festival Awards.
The manga is also inspiring a new live-action series that premiered this month.
Update: The English Twitter account for the film announced that the official English titled is In This Corner (and Other Corners) of the World.
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