It was confirmed yesterday that the anime film adaptation of Fumiyo Kouno's award-winning manga Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni/In This Corner of the World, directed by Sunao Katabuchi (Black Lagoon, Mai Mai Miracle), had earned an impressive 2.5 billion yen from the 1.9 million ticket sales by March 25, in 19 weeks since its release on November 12, 2016. The film supported by crowdfunding efforts was released in only 63 theaters, but thanks to the high recognition among critics and fans, it was expanded to over 300 in total.
The film was chosen as the Animation of The Year at the 40th Japan Academy Prize Awards, and director Katabuchi received the Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts from Japanese Government Agency for Cultural Affairs. Most recently, the director and Non, the voice of the protagonist Suzu, received the Horizont Award at the 31st Takasaki Film Festival. The two attended the award ceremony held at Gunma Music Center on Sunday, March 26.
Weekend box office in Japan (March 25-26, 2017)
1 (1). "Sing"
2 (2). "Moana"
3 (3). "Doraemon the Movie 2017: Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi"
4 (new). "Kong: Skull Island"
5 (new). "Hirunaka no Ryusei"
6 (new). "Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Ultra Super Hero Taisen"
7 (new). "P to JK"
8 (4). "La La Land"
9 (new). "Passengers"
10 (5). "PreCure Dream Stars!"
"In This Corner of The World" trailer