Netflix has officially announced that beginning March 15, you’ll be able to check out Sunao Katabuchi and MAPPA’s incredible “In This Corner of the World” via the streaming service’s platform. Considered by many to be a timeless classic of its genre, “In This Corner of the World” has been so successful in Japan that cinema screenings are still taking place daily, despite the film opening back in November 2016 with over 2 million tickets sold domestically.
This is a definitive win for Western anime fans, and I can’t urge people enough to give it a watch. Written and directed by Sunao Katabuchi, with production by GENCO and MAPPA, it’s pretty clear why people are so excited about this film. Set to be available on Netflix for people within Canada, North America, and Japan, the streaming service has also shared that “some countries and territories” will be receiving the film additionally.
The film’s synopsis can be found below:
In This Corner of the World tells the story of the adolescent Suzu, who in 1944 moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima to live with her husband’s family. Suzu’s life is thrown into chaos when her town is bombed during World War II. Her perseverance and courage, however, underpin this heart-warming and inspirational tale of the everyday challenges faced by the Japanese in the midst of a violent, war-torn country.
It’s definitely exciting to see that such a major property will be available via Netflix, and I can’t wait to see more people talking about the anime film.