Movie In This Corner of the World (2016)

20180522:
When I first started watching this movie, I didn't know what it was going to be about and my attention was beginning to drift. However, things got interesting when the protagonist Suzu was older and got married.

Suzu Hojo (JP: Rena Nonen / EN: Laura Post, Ava Pickard (young))

The main plot of the movie follows a woman named Suzu and shows the difficulties she encounters, including those of wartime (Pacific War, World War II).

I enjoyed the animation and would recommend the movie to fans of 2D animation. I'm also a big fan of movies which make use of an art style different from the main movie (e.g., The Tale of the Three Brothers animated sequence in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) or the end credits of Kung Fu Panda (2008)); in this film, I consider Suzu's drawings and imagination as such.

Suzu paints a picture for her friend.

Overall, I would recommend the film to fans of 2D animation. Note that while the film is a drama, it's not heavy.

Netflix determined the movie for me as a 94% match. I decided to give the movie a thumbs up. I gave it a 9 out of 10 on IMDb.com.

Instant Comments:
Strange movie. They've got married.

Suzu and her husband Shusaku Hojo (JP: Yoshimasa Hosoya / EN: Todd Haberkorn)

Hehe. "It's become so chilly in here."
What? Did she or did she not get married? [Rewinding: I think she did get married. But it's confusing.]
"I don't understand any of it, but it sure sounds funny."
Silly sugar idea.
What a switch of situations.

Suzu's father-in-law, Entaro Hojo (JP: Shigeru Ushiyama / EN: Kirk Thornton) covers her during an air raid. She herself is covering her sister-in-law's daughter, Harumi (JP: Natsuki Inaba / EN: Kenna Pickard)

Hehe. Sweet water. I wonder if they could have evaporated the water.
How does one stay out for the shrapnel?
Wow. What a difficult event. Bombing and death.
Her drawing hand is gone.

Suzu draws a heron using a pen fashioned out of a heron feather which was brought to her by her childhood friend Tetsu Mizuhara (JP: Daisuke Ono / EN: Michael Chapman)


Watched 20180522 (Netflix, Instant) (English audio)
In This Corner of the World* (2016) Sunao Katabuchi. 129 min [bot manga otsn (2007-2009) by Fumiyo Kōno]
*Kono sekai no katasumi ni (original title)

Relevant Links:
In This Corner of the World (IMDb.com)
In This Corner of the World (RottenTomatoes.com)
In This Corner of the World (film) (Wikipedia.org)
In This Corner of the World (Wikipedia.org)

Suzu's mother-in-law Hojo San (JP: Mayumi Shintani / EN: Barbara Goodson), Suzu, Suzu's sister-in-law Keiko Kuromura (JP: Minori Omi / EN: Kira Buckland), and Harumi.

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