What You Need to Know:
- Shout! Factory and Funimation Films have parterned to bring the critically acclaimed animation feature In This Corner of the World, to the US. It will see its theatrical release Friday, August 11!
- This highly-anticipated movie, which is based on the Japanese award-winning manga by Fumiyo Kouno, 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.
- This beautiful yet poignant tale shows that even in the face of adversity and loss, people can come together and rebuild their lives. Be sure to mark your calendars for when this emotionally captivating movie releases stateside.
Source: Official Shout! Factory Press Release
“In This Corner of the World is an incredibly exquisite, artful and socially relevant film that will impact everyone who sees it. We’re really proud in presenting this remarkable, hand-drawn animated film to North American movie audience,” said Melissa Boag, Shout’s Senior Vice President of Kids & Family Entertainment. “Funimation Films has a great track record in launching prominent international animated movies across cinemas in North America. We couldn’t find a more committed and perfect company to join us on the theatrical launch of In This Corner of the World.”
We’re thrilled to be joining together with Shout Factory for the North American release of the award-winning animated film In This Corner of the World,” said Mike DuBoise, Executive Vice President and COO of Funimation. “It is a stunning work of traditional (hand drawn) animation which has helped shine a bright light of Japanese animation in 2017 – transcending the genre and creating a whole new audience for anime unlike ever before. We look forward to bringing In This Corner of the World to theaters very soon.”