AX 2017: “In This Corner of the World” screening with Director Sunao Katabuchi


Shout! Factory Films and Funimation Films will be screening the acclaimed film In This Corner of the World at this year’s Anime Expo.

There will also be a Q&A session with the film’s Director Sunao Katabuchi.


  • Date: Sunday, July 2
  • Time: 5:00 PM  – 8:00 PM
  • Room: LP4/LACC 411


Bolstered by emotionally resonant storytelling and exquisite hand-drawn animation, this acclaimed animated feature recently won the coveted Animation of the Year award at this year’s 40th Japan Academy Prize.  In This Corner of the World is set to open across U.S. cinemas on August 11, 2017.

The award-winning story of In This Corner of the World follows a young lady named Suzu Urano, who in 1944 moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima to live with her husband’s family.  Suzu’s life is thrown into chaos when her town is bombed during World War II. Her perseverance and courage underpin this heart-warming and inspirational tale of the everyday challenges faced by the Japanese in the midst of a violent, war-torn country. This beautiful yet poignant tale shows that even in the face of adversity and loss, people can come together and rebuild their lives.

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