Kana Hanazawa Joins This Corner Of The World Anime Film Extended Edition as Additional Character Teru
The 150-minute edition will be released in Japan on December 20, 2019
The official website for the anime film Kono Sekai no (Sarani Ikutsumono) Katasumi ni/In This Corner (and Other Corners) of the World has posted a 60-second new trailer introducing an additional character for the extended edition, Teru voiced by Kana Hanazawa (Kuroneko in Oreimo, Red Blood Cell in Cells at Work!).
Teru is a courtesan at the yukaku (courtesan house) Futabakan, whom the protagonist Suzu meets. She is one of the characters who appeared in Fumiyo Kouno's original manga but didn't make appearance in the anime film's 129-minute first version. Director Sunao Katabuchi originally planned to make a 150-minute film and drew a storyboard with that length. But the production committee failed to collect enough funds for the length, so he had to cut off 30 minutes worth of scenes including Teru's.
Hanazawa says, "This is a film I have treasured since that experience through Suzu-san, rather than just watching it. So I couldn't believe I was invited to participate. Reading the original manga, I joined the voice recording session while imagining the things about Teru-chan that were not told in the manga in my own way. I hope more people will see the film!"
The new edition including 30-minute newly-animated footage will be released in Japan on December 20, 2019.
Teaser poster visual:
Second teaser trailer:
© Fumiyo Kouno, Futabasha/"Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni" Production Committee