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In This Corner Of The World to Appear in Competition at Annecy 2017

Date: 2017 April 27 16:04

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In This Corner Of The World UK and Ireland Cinema Release Details

The good folks from Manga Entertainment UK have just sent us details about their feature film In This Corner Of The World, which is set to appear in competition at the prestigious Annecy Festival in June.

UK readers will be also keen to hear Manga Entertainment will be releasing the film in cinemas around the UK and Ireland from Wednesday 28th June 2017. You can find a screening near you by visiting

We're massive fans of the directors other feature film Mai Mai Miracle so are very excited about this release.

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Press release as follows:

Manga Entertainment proudly present


In This Corner Of The World

In This Corner of the World, the heart-warming and inspirational tale from acclaimed director Sunao Katabuchi, was last night announced to be in competition at this year's Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

The announcement follows the film's outstanding success in Japan (winner of 22 awards, including: Best Animation, Best Japanese Film, Best Director and the Hiroshima Peace Film Award).

"This year’s most highly-awaited Japanese feature film came to us after being crowned Animation of the Year at the Japanese Academy Awards. A contemplative look at Hiroshima during the Second World War." - Marcel Jean, Festival Art Director

Manga Entertainment are delighted to bring In This Corner of the World to the UK & Ireland this summer. In cinemas from 28 June. For tickets, visit

"a wistfully nostalgic time capsule" ~ Variety
"a beautiful animated movie" ~ Screen International
"moving and beautifully told" ~ Total Film

Torn apart by war. Brought together by love.

From the director of Mai Mai Miracle and the producers of Millennium Actress & Tokyo Godfathers. 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.

Written and directed by Sunao Katabuchi, based on the original work by Fumiyo Kouno. Produced by Masao Maruyama (MAPPA Co., Ltd), Taro Maki (GENCO, Inc.). With original music by Kotringo.

Director Katabuchi began his career working closely with Hayao Miyazaki before directing his own animated films, including the acclaimed animated features Mai Mai Miracle and Princess Arete. Produced by GENCO and Japanese animation studio MAPPA, In This Corner of the World, bolstered by emotionally resonant storytelling and exquisite hand-drawn animation, is an empowering coming-of-age tale that captures the resilience and triumph of the human spirit.

Winner of 22 awards including Best Animation of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Music at the 40th Japan Academy Prize, Best Japanese Film and Best Director at the 90th Kinema Junpo Best 10 Awards and the Hiroshima Peace Film Award at the 3rd Hiroshima International Film Festival. In This Corner of the World became the sleeper hit of 2016 in Japan. Independently produced and only opening on 80 screens with very little P&A, the film went on to gross more than $20 Million and remained in the top 10 for over 4 months, and is still currently playing on 300+ cinemas.

About Manga Entertainment, Ltd.

Founded in 1987, Manga Entertainment began as a producer, licensor and distributor of Japanese animation in the United Kingdom, quickly earning its reputation as the UK’s largest and best anime distributor with revered anime brands including GHOST IN THE SHELL, DRAGON BALL Z, NARUTO, ONE PIECE and DEATH NOTE. Headquartered in London, Manga Entertainment continues to specialize in the licensing, marketing and distribution of Japanese animation and other beloved new/classic pop culture franchises like HALO, TRANSFORMERS, POKEMON and YU-GI-OH! Affiliate company, Animatsu Entertainment which began in 2014 is the production and international rights management side of the business that currently has several projects in development, including an original series. Find out more at and

Source: Manga Entertainment UK
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