Shout! Factory and FUNimation Films have announced that they are partnering to release Sunao Katabuchi’s In This Corner of the World anime film in United States theaters. The movie is set to screen in the U.S. on August 11, 2017.
The film will screen Japanese with English subtitles, but the English dub will be available for cinemas interested in having some English-dubbed screenings. Animatsu Entertainment is producing the dub.
The release will be a standard theatrical release, as opposed to an event screening, and the film will open in major U.S. markets (including Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and other cites) on August 11, 2017.
Katabuchi wrote and directed the film, which is produced by GENCO and animation studio MAPPA. The film released in Japan in November 2016 and earned over 2 billion yen (about US$17.58 million) at theaters. It went on to win the Fujimoto Award, the Daijin (Minister) Prize from the Agency for Cultural Affairs, the Hiroshima Peace Film Award at the Hiroshima International Film Festival, Kinema Jumpo magazine’s best Japanese movie of the year, and the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year. The film is also set to screen at The Annecy International Animation Film Festival and the LA Film Festival in June 2017.
The film is based on Fumiyo Kono’s To All The Corners Of The World (Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni) manga. The manga series won an Excellence Prize in the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival. Seven Seas will release the manga in North America in Fall 2017.