In This Corner of the World Blu-ray/DVD
About In This Corner of the World Blu-ray/DVD
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.
Special Features: Q&A with Director Sunao Katabuchi
- Publisher: SHOUT FACTORY
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Drama
- Themes: Historical
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 128
- Year Created: 2016
- Release Date: 11/14/2017
- Dimensional Weight: 0.5
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
One of the best anime features that deals with the fallout of WW2
by George C
This is the best anime feature I've seen that deals with Japan during World War II and the impact of the conflict on Japanese families. It has its sad moments which I won't spoil for anyone but it ends on a hopeful note.
Female viewers will probably connect with the lead character since she's a regular girl who daydreams and doodles. One of her favorite things in the world is drawing which ties into a traumatic event later in the film.
You just know how it has to end with the setting in a suburb of Hiroshima but let me say this -- as sad as this film gets at moments, it's still nowhere near as emotionally as devastating as Grave of the Fireflies.
I can't say the music really stood out for me but it was a sweet-looking movie in a cinema where hand-drawn animation is nowhere near as common as it used to be.
Brilliant WW2 movie
Fantastic movie, it really captures the feel of the time and place it occurred in. I've been to the Nagasaki Atom Bomb Museum and have seen the effects of A bomb that exploded above Nagasaki which is similar to Hiroshima and Kure where this movie takes place. Parts of the movie are heart breaking, the art style (like water colors) is quite breath taking. You really get into Suzu's character, for that matter all of the characters are very relatable. There are some good extras on the disc including a very interesting interview with the director. I highly recommend this, you won't be sorry you purchased it.
Life on the Japanese Homefront: Unflinching but Understated
by Dr. E. -
Life during wartime. Urano Suzu grows up in a family of modest means in Hiroshima. She’s a tad dreamy, a little clumsy, observant, sweet-natured, and loves to draw. She marries Hojo Shusaku a quiet steadfast young man from Kure who has a civilian job with the navy. She accompanies him to the naval port town and moves in with his family. Suzu has some trouble adjusting to the new setting and her unaccustomed role in the family but she eventually settles in. Then the remorseless air raids from the U.S. armed forces begin and things get hectic and eventually tragic. Despite the losses and the hardships suffered the story ends on a hopeful if somber note. A beautiful film that reflects the care and research of the creators in resurrecting long lost mid-20th Century Hiroshima and Kure.
by Lust4lyfe101 -
This was a great telling of Hiroshima, which means I am getting tears in my eyes thinking about it a week later. I watched it in the theater and had to stay till the credits were rolling because I was still crying. I felt it was better than Grave of the Fireflies because I was really emotionally connected to all of the characters. If you think this is just going to be about the bomb, you'll be happy to know it's not.
I wasn't fond of the animation at first but it grew on me.
Don't think you know how it will end. Just prepare the tissues.
A Beautiful And Surprisingly Historically Accurate Film
Plain and simple, this is a stunningly beautiful film, visually and emotionally. It’s depiction of WWII-era Japan is so frank and genuine. It’s simply a gentle, personal tale of a woman trying to find her place in the world. Not to mention, the absolutely jaw-dropping art. The film cuts between starkly contrasted images of beauty and tragedy and splices them together in ways that left me speechless with awe. It's easily an emotional and powerful film and it absolutely deserves your time. I’m sorry, I really can’t think of any issues I had with this film. It’s Definitely a 9/10
A Captivating Story
A story about everyday life during the war. The population is struggling with decreasing rations, buildings and land being reclaimed for the war effort, and daydreaming about times gone by. This wonderful story about a woman trying to find her place in a new area and deal with the increasing changes war brings to civilian life is a must-watch. The beautiful and soft are sometimes mixed with the character's own hand drawings makes for a wonderful blend. The storytelling feels genuine in its way of not lingering over things too long as we must continue with the pace of life and always adapt.
Both Charming And Heartbreaking
by NICK -
This is a wonderful little film that deserves way more attention.
An Honest Look at Japanese Life during WWII Era
by JONATHAN -
I got this movie because of the good reviews it has received, and I'm glad the reviews were accurate. This movie does give a "slice of life" view of life in Japan shortly before and throughout World War II right up to the unconditional surrender and American occupation. There can be some dull moments in the film because of its emphasis on that slice of life perspective, but I think that's the point: daily life is not always exciting yet is still beautiful, and when it does become "exciting," circumstances can suddenly and irreversibly become tragic. Yet life goes on. And those who survive can learn to move on, too, for their own sake and of those whose lives were cut short in the chaos of total war. The extras were truly exceptional as well--almost as good as the film in my opinion! For the low price, you can't really beat this deal for a historic movie!