Experience the movie in a whole new way!
It’s being reported by multiple sources that the critically acclaimed movie In This Corner of the World (Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni) will be re-released to theaters in Japan this December with 30 minutes of bonus footage. The new name for the movie will be In This Corner of the World (Even More). No word on if the movie will see another US theatrical run, but stay tuned to this site for details if and/or when one is announced.
If you missed out on this movie, don’t feel too bad since I missed out on seeing it as well. However, this is one of these movies that everyone should probably at least make an effort to view at least once if the critical acclaim, awards, and worldwide box office success is any indication.
The movie itself is based on a manga of the same name, which ran in Manga Action magazine from 2007 to 2009. Created by Fumiyo Kouno, the story is licensed by Seven Seas who describe the series as:
1940s Hiroshima. Suzu, a young bride, leaves her home to join her new husband, a member of the Japanese navy, at a military base in the port city of Kure. Confronted with the challenges of a new life, Suzu must also come to grips with a world at war and her beautiful home collapsing around her. Unwilling to give up hope, Suzu holds on to happiness to persevere through the trials of war.
The awards and acclaim didn’t come right away, however. The movie opened at #10 at the Japanese box office in 63 theaters back in November 2016. 19 weeks later though, the movie ended up crossing the 2.5 billion yen mark.
Since its release in 2016, the movie has gone on to win multiple awards including Best Animated Film at the 40th Japan Academy Awards, the Jury Award at the 41st Annecy International Animated Film Festival, and many, many others.
Not bad for a movie that started as a crowdfunding campaign in 2015.