9:00am PT by Carolyn Giardina
Animated Feature 'In This Corner of the World' Gets New Trailer
Shout! Factory and Funimation Films have a new trailer for the animated feature In This Corner of the World, which it will release August 11 in the U.S.
Based on the manga by Fumiyo Kono and written and directed by Sunao Katabuchi (Mai Mai Miracle, Princess Arete), the hand-drawn film follows a young lady named Suzu Urano, whose life is thrown into chaos when her small town of Kure in Hiroshima is bombed during World War II.
It was produced by Masao Maruyama of Mappa Co. and Taro Maki of Genco.
The movie won the Animation of the Year award at this year’s 40th Japan Academy Prize and has been selected to screen in feature competition at Annecy, which starts next week.
In This Corner of the World will debut in North America at the L.A. Film Festival. It will open in the U.K. on June 28 by Manga Entertainment.