Advance tickets with three postcards go on sale at theaters from today
Just 71 years ago from today, August 6, 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima and killed over 140,000 people by the end of the year. The official website of the upcoming anime film adaptation of Fumiyo Kouno's award-winning manga Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni/In This Corner of the World has also confirmed that it is officially set for a release in Japan on November 12, 2016. It will be screened at Theater Shinjuku and Euro Space in Tokyo, and more theaters across Japan. "MoviTicket" advance tickets with three postcards go on sale at theaters and the MoviTicket online store from today.
The World War II manga was originally serialized in Futabasha's Weekly Manga Action from 2007 to 2009. It tells a story of an ordinary family who lived in Kure-city, Hiroshima Prefecture, where was one of the areas destroyed by the atomic bomb dropped by U.S. forces. It won the Excellence Prize in the 2009 Japan Media Arts Festival. Kouno is also well known for her another Hiroshima-themed manga Yunagi no Machi, Sakura no Kuni (Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms) in 2003.
The anime feature film is written/directed by Sunao Katabuchi (Black Lagoon, Mai Mai Miracle). MAPPA
(Terror in Resonance, Punchline) works on anime production, with GENCO (Nodame Cantabile, Sword
Art Online) producing the whole project. Crowdfunding for the film launched on March 9, 2016, then
ended on May 29 with 36,224,000 yen (about 291,870 US dollars) from 3,374 supporters, which was an
amazing 181 percent of its initial goal.
Covers of the orginal manga volumes published by Futabasha
© Fumiyo Kouno, Futabasha/"Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni" Production Committee