In This Corner of the World
The latest in a series of tear-jerking anime movies to make their way over to North American theatres is a coming-of-age story set in 1940s Hiroshima. In This Corner of the World, a tender World War II anime rendered with hand-drawn animation, has opened to theatres across the US.
Suzu Urano is an artist and young wife who leaves home to move in with her husband's family in Hiroshima. When her small town of Kure is bombed, she takes on the burden of rebuilding her and her loved ones' lives, foraging food and constructing shelters.
Studio Mappa produced the film, which was inspired by an eponymous manga written and illustrated by Fumiyo Komo. So far, critics are really loving it. Look for our impressions later this week.