The official website for the upcoming anime film adaptation of Fumiyo Kouno's award-winning manga Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni/In This Corner of the World has posted a 90-second full trailer introducing the voice of the protagonist Suzu Hojo played by 23-year-old actress Non (Rena Nounen). Other confirmed cast are: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Shusaku Hojo/Suzu's husband), Daisuke Ono (Tetsu Mizuhara/Suzu's childhood friend), and Megumi Han (Sumi Urano/Suzu's younger sister).
Nounen is best known for her portray as the protagonist girl Aki Amano in the NHK drama series Amachan aired in Japan from April to September 2013. Though getting a huge popularity by the role in Japan, she has had to take a break from activities for over 20 months lately due to contract problems with her agency. Last month, she announced that she changed her stage name to "Non" because she can't use the name "Rena Nounen" anymore. Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni is her first major work after the long hiatus and is also her first anime voice acting work.
The anime feature film written/directed by Sunao Katabuchi (Black Lagoon, Mai Mai Miracle) is set for a
release in Japan on November 12, 2016. The song "Kanashikute Yarikirenai" (Too Sad to Go On) performed
by singer-songwriter Kotringo is a cover of The Folk Crusaders' 1968 song and is included in her 2010 album
"picnic album 1." It is also confirmed that the 38-year-old singer provides the soundtrack music for the film.
© Fumiyo Kouno, Futabasha/"Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni" Production Committee