By Dustin Cabeal
Well apparently I'll be seeing an early preview of this film so when the trailer came to my inbox it was kind of a no-brainer to post on the site. In my early days of Comic Bastards, I would have already been on top of this in some attempt to add to the anime content on the site, but I'm tired and older now and realize that there's no beating or competing with the big sites when you're just one dude. But hey, you get to hear about this on the podcast and in a written review so soak it all in people.
An empowering coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of World War II, In This Corner of the World is a captivating story about the resilience and triumph of the human spirit. Based on the award-winning Japanese manga by Fumiyo Kouno, In This Corner of the World is written and directed by Sunao Katabuchi and produced by GENCO and Japanese animation studio MAPPA. Bolstered by emotionally resonant storytelling and exquisite hand-drawn animation, this acclaimed animated feature recently won the coveted Animation of the Year award at this year’s 40th Japan Academy Prize. The film has been selected to screen in competition this week at Annecy 2017 and will have its North American film festival premiere in competition at LA Film Festival (June 20). In This Corner of the World will open across U.S. cinemas on August 11, 2017 from Shout! Factory Films & Funimation Films.