Anime Period

In This Corner of the World (この世界の片隅に)

In this Corner of the World trailer



© Fumiyo Kouno/Futabasha/Konosekai no katasumini Project

In This Corner of the World (この世界の片隅に)

Mai Mai Miracle director, Katabuchi Sunao, adapts Kono Fumiyo’s comic to an animated feature film. It depicts a young girl who married into a family in Hiroshima during the war resolutely living amid the escalating intensity of wartime destruction.

In 1944, 18-year-old Suzu goes to Kure City in Hiroshima Prefecture to wed naval officer Shusaku Hojo. As the intensity of the war heightens day after day and food supplies dwindle, Suzu manages to resolutely carry on with daily life through her ingenuity, that is, until the summer of 1945.



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This sensitively portrayed and exquisitely hand-drawn animation tackles a historical period that is often depicted in film. Instead of retelling the same story as other films, Sunao delivers a beautiful and touching human experience that transcends time and cultural background.

Year: 2016

Length: 126

Format: DCP colour

Classification rating: M

Audience warning: This film contains moderate themes and violence.

Language: In Japanese with English subtitles.

Genre: Anime Period

This film is a Staff Recommendation!




Date Time Location City Special Events
30/07/2018 18:00 Event Cinemas George Street [Book now] sydney
30/07/2018 18:00 Event Cinemas Brisbane City Myer Centre [Book now] brisbane



Cast & Crew

Sunao Katabuchi/
Sunao Katabuchi/
Original Story
Fumiyo Kono/
Taro Maki/
Rena Nonen (Non)/
Yoshimasa Hosoya/
Minori Omi/
Inaba Natsuki/
Shigeru Ushiyama/