The official website for the anime film adaptation of Fumiyo Kouno's award-winning manga Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni/In This Corner of the World announced today that Aeon Entertainment will start showing the film in its Aeon cinema complex's 90 theaters across Japan from February 3. It will be more that the film's initial theater count of 63 in November 2016.
Supported by the very successful crowfunding project, the Sunao Katabuchi (Black Lagoon)-directed 129-minute film was released in Japan on November 12, 2016, and achieved an unexpected box office success of 2.6 billion yen to a 250 million yen budget. It has been also highly acclaimed by critics and received various movie awards, including the 40th Japan Academy Film Prize for Best Animated Film and the Jury Award at the 41st Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
The film has already gotten a green light for its 150-minute extended version. But since it is still in the
works, the Aeon theaters will screen the revised version of the same lentgh with the theatrical version
that was included in the DVD/Blu-ray released in September 2017.
© Fumiyo Kouno, Futabasha/"Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni" Production Committee