Anime News & Updates: Katabuchi’s Hiroshima Anime Set To Open Chitose Airport Festival [VIDEO]


The Third New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2016 is slated to open with a preview of Sunao Katabuchi's latest work, "In This Corner of the World." The anime film, which debuted in the Tokyo Film Festival, depicts the Hiroshima bombing from a different angle according to sources. It is set several years before Little Boy was actually dropped.

"In This Corner of the World," or "Kono Sekai no Katasumini" in Japanese, is a film adaptaion of Fumiyo Kono's manga of the same name. It is a coming-of-age story about a young lady named Suzu. The movie begins around December 1933 and follows her life, and the women around her, as they grow up in a port town a short distance from Hiroshima.

The anime movie paints wartime Japan and the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing in a different light, according to The Telegraph. It is set, seemingly far away from the front-line and viewers see an older Suzu getting married and contributing to the war-effort in her own way. She is seen sharing rations with neighbours and tackling the dilemma of having to feed her family at the same time.

The Third New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2016 will start at Nov. 3 to Nov. 6, 2016. It is an international festival open to foreign and Japanese animators and authors, as well as anime fans from all over the world.

The festival's international competition received 1,232 submissions from 66 countries. During the festival, the 45 works from 22 countries that made it through elimination will be viewed in the three airport theatres, PR Newswire reported.

The festival will include screenings "King of Prism by Pretty Rhythm" and "Tiger & Bunny: The Rising." Also, an event to showcase music by various studios will take place.

For more about "In This Corner of the World," watch the movie trailer below.

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