In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) Reviews
October 30, 2019
Thoughtful and creative in the telling of this chapter of world history from a unique perspective, In This Corner of the World is a film for the whole family.
October 23, 2019
In This Corner of the World uses its World War II story and spellbinding protagonist Suzu to create a powerful depiction of war beyond the high-stakes dramatics of the battlefield.
August 5, 2019
The movie opts for the lack of point of view. Interpretations must be made by the viewer, who attends a spectacular graphic exercise outside the conflict it represents.[Full Review in Spanish]
July 21, 2019
Like many other anime features, this one isn't exactly for the kids. Then again, it can't be any more detrimental to young minds than something like The Emoji Movie.
March 9, 2019
The brilliance of this film is that it depicts a world where its people were far removed from the war that this country was actively a part of until they themselves are attacked.
March 1, 2019
Though the film as a whole is confused and convoluted, Katabuchi leaves us with a hopeful conclusion and worthy salute to the power and sanctuary of the imagination.
February 6, 2019
Based on a manga of the same name director Sunao Katabuchi has created a moving slice of life film that will dive you right into what it was like to live in World War II Japan.
October 30, 2018
In This Corner of the World works best when its focuses on the smaller moments rooted in its characters and brought to life by the team of dedicated artists. Unfortunately, that's not always the case in this lengthy tale of life during wartime.
October 10, 2018
[Suzu] becomes a metaphor for Japan itself, stopped in its tracks before finding the strength to rebuild.
August 20, 2018
I found the plot slow and while sometimes I can get through that, the character arcs weren't there either to really draw me back in.
March 23, 2018
The film is devastatingly delicate. It thrives in very devoted presentation of the very fragile lives that persisted during a time when humanity was subservient to war and fate.
January 29, 2018
The way we manage our disposition toward unremarkable life and the way conditions change over time can be subtle, but they're important. In This Corner of the World endeavors to showcase that.
December 28, 2017
A Japanese anime film about a young woman's daily life in a town near Hiroshima during World War II.
December 18, 2017
The animation is lovely, often incorporating Suzu's sketches, painting and visualizations, including a genre-breaking sequence toward the end that in its simplicity delivers both a visual and emotional shock.
December 15, 2017
This is not an animated movie for young children. There will be loads of those in the next few weeks as the school holidays kick in. But In This Corner of the World is remarkable.
December 8, 2017
It has jaw-droppingly gorgeous settings, in which all the buildings are depicted with full accuracy, as are the homes of the peasant families who live on a mountain slope, overlooking the (largely wooden) city.
December 7, 2017
Katabuchi's saga of course lacks the monstrous nature of so much manga, instead telling a very human - if still sweeping - tale with few traces of the fantastic.
December 5, 2017
It's a celebration of those who continued everyday life over the sound of death knocking on the door.