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A.k.a.
In This Corner of the World
Year
2016
Runtime
129 min.
Director
Sunao Katabuchi
Genres
Drama, Animation, Family
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
0
Checks
478
Favs
47
Dislikes
3
Favs/checks
9.8% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
16:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Fumiyo Kōno's manga, In This Corner of the World, makes for a luscious, charming, and ultimately heartbreaking anime. Suzu grows up in 1930s Japan and comes of age in the 1940s, and since she's from Hiroshima, a sense of dread pervades many parts of the film. For the most part, it's lackadaisical slice of life stuff, and so specific in details, I'm surprised this isn't overtly based on a memoir or the original author's experiences. The vignettes turn from innocent campagnard elements - the hardships and joys of being a woman in this time and place - to tense and eventually horrifying war material, but never abandons its sensual specificity. Some will find the "plot" lacking, but the series of lived moments do amount to a full and rich story. These are things that happened to Suzu (and to other Japanese civilians), things that have shaped her life, that live in her memory. And of course, it's very pretty, sometimes going to an "artist's vision" of things (Suzu's) where anime's capabilities are well used. The pace is slow, but I was rarely ever less than riveted. 5 months ago
  2. MMDan's avatar

    MMDan

    Beautiful animation. Heartbreaking to watch. 2 years 4 months ago
  3. nymets138's avatar

    nymets138

    Streaming on Netflix 2 years 5 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #88 in Kinema Junpo Award - Best Japanese Film
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  2. This movie ranks #648 in Doubling the Canon
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