Forthcoming anime feature In This Corner Of The World has a sterling pedigree – for a start, it’s from director Sunao Katabuchi, a former Studio Ghibli animator who was an assistant director on the classic Kiki’s Delivery Service. It’s also based on a popular manga series by Fumiyo Kouno; set in a small town outside Hiroshima in the 1940s, it’s about a teenager and her family’s everyday life in the shadow of World War II.
Crowdfunded in 2015 to the tune of $350,000, and having been released in Japan to considerable acclaim, In This Corner Of The World is due to make its debut in the UK this June. To celebrate the fact, Manga Entertainment’s put out a trailer and poster which help establish its gentle tone.
As you can see, the attention to detail is gorgeous, with more than a hint of the old Studio Ghibli magic lingering in Katabuchi’s animation style.
In This Corner Of The World is out in UK cinemas on the 28th June, and we can’t wait.