In This Corner of the World, one of 2017’s most acclaimed anime features, will soon be available for steaming on Netflix.
The film will hit Netflix in the U.S., Canada, Japan and other countries and territories March 15.
Directed by Sunao Katabuchi and partially funded via a crowdfunding effort, In This Corner of the World tells the tale of Kure, Hiroshima, a major naval port, leading up to and during World War II, through the eyes of protagonist Suzu.
It had a limited theatrical release in the U.S. courtesy Funimation, who describe it like this:
The award-winning story of IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD follows a young lady named Suzu Urano, 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 underpin this heart-warming and inspirational tale of the everyday challenges faced by the Japanese in the midst of a violent, war-torn country. This beautiful yet poignant tale shows that even in the face of adversity and loss, people can come together and rebuild their lives.
You can read our review in this corner of our website.