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Review: In This Corner of the World is a gorgeously animated wartime story

In This Corner of the World is animated feature set in Hiroshima during the Second World War.

3 out of 4 stars

Title
In This Corner of the World
Written by
Sunao Katabuchi
Directed by
Sunao Katabuchi
Genre
Animation
Classification
PG
Country
Japan
Language
Japanese
Year
2016

From the casualties-of-war file comes a gorgeous-looking animated feature from the writer-director Sunao Katabuchi. In This Corner of the World, based on Fumiyo Kuono's manga, tells the wartime story of young Suzu, an artistic soul and dedicated daydreamer living her picturesque life in a coastal town near Hiroshima. The elegant, condensed saga covers a dozen years, starting in 1933. You don't need to be an Einstein to guess where the story is heading. An evocative, slow-blooming feature is a study on the flash horrors of war and the gradual death of dreams.

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