Thursday, June 16, 2016
Annecy: Animatsu Aquires 'In This Corner Of The World' Global Rights
Directed by Sunao Katabuchi,- director of Mai Mai Miracle and assistant director of Kiki's Delivery Service- the war-time drama is adapted from a manga by Fumiyo Kouno. The story follows a young girl named Suzu who in 1944 moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima to live with the family of her husband. The war time setting will invite comparisons with Grave Of The Fireflies and Barefoot Gen, but Animatsu's Jerome Mazandarini thinks the film has something unique to offer.
"There have been previous anime films set around the devastation in Hiroshima, but none with the ultimately uplifting and positive message of In This Corner of the World , so we can’t wait to bring this beautiful film to Annecy", Mazandarini stated.
The film was partially funded by crowdfunding, raising 39 million Yen- about $350,000. Animatsu and producers GENCO presented a work-in-progress at Annecy on Thursday morning.
The film will be released in Japan this October.
Posted by Chris Perkins
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