In This Corner of the World comes to U.S. Theaters
Shout! Factory and Funimation announced Wednesday that they are bringing the movie In This Corner of the World to U.S. theaters. The movie is set to hit the big screens in the U.S. on August 11th.
Here is a synopsis of the movie:
“In 1944, Suzu Urano moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima where she marries Shuusaku Houjou—a young clerk who works at the local naval base. Living with his family, Suzu becomes essential to the running of the household and creatively prepares meals during the tough wartime conditions while also carrying out daily housework. In 1945, intense bombings by the U.S. military finally reach Kure with devastating effect to the townsfolk and their way of life. Suzu’s life is changed irrevocably, but through perseverance and courage, she manages to continue to live life to the fullest.” (Source: Animatsu Entertainment)
The film was originally released in Japan last November, and earned over 2 billion yen (USD 17.58 million) in the theaters. In This Corner of the World won the Japan Academy prize for Animation of the Year. The film is also going to be screened at the LA Film Festival in June. It will also be hitting the United Kingdom on June 28th.
After the original announcement, Shout! Factory confirmed with ANN that the movie will be available everywhere in Japanese with English subtitles. They are giving cinemas the option to provide additional screenings in English dub if they are interested.
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