Sunao Katabuchi-directed film is slated for 2016
As of the early morning of March 18 (JST), the crowdfunding for an anime feature project based on Fumiyo Kouno's award-winning manga Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni (In This Corner of the World) reached its goal of collecting over 20 million yen (165,600 US dollars) from 1,685 supporters in only 10 days since its launch. The project itself will continue for 72 more days till May 29 as originally scheduled, and the film is planned to be released in 2016.
あらためまして、たま、画伯が記録しておいてくださったその瞬間です。 pic.twitter.com/LGqfUSixlu— 片渕須直 (@katabuchi_sunao) March 17, 2015
The World War II manga tells a story of a family who lived in Kure-city, Hiroshima Prefecture, where was
one of the areas destroyed by the atomic bomb dropped by U.S. forces. The anime feature film is
written/directed by Sunao Katabuchi (Black Lagoon, Mai Mai Miracle). MAPPA (Terror in Resonance, Punchline)
works on anime production, while GENCO (Nodame Cantabile, Sword Art Online) produce the whole project.
Scenes from the manga
© Fumiyo Kouno, Futabasha/"Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni" Production Committee