Released: 28 June 2017

In This Corner of the World, the heart-warming and inspirational tale from acclaimed director Sunao Katabuchi, was last night announced to be in competition at this year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

The announcement follows the film’s outstanding success in Japan (winner of 22 awards, including: Best Animation, Best Japanese Film, Best Director and the Hiroshima Peace Film Award).

This year’s most highly-awaited Japanese feature film came to us after being crowned Animation of the Year at the Japanese Academy Awards. A contemplative look at Hiroshima during the Second World War.” – Marcel Jean, Festival Art Director

Manga Entertainment are delighted to bring In This Corner of the World to the UK & Ireland this summer. For tickets, visit

From the director of Mai Mai Miracle and the producers of Millennium Actress & Tokyo Godfathers the award-winning story 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 story 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.

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