Seven Seas Entertainment is delighted to announce the license acquisition of In This Corner of the World by Fumiyo Kouno, a manga series that inspired the critically acclaimed anime film! Ms. Kouno is also known for the beloved manga Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms.
1940s Hiroshima. Suzu, a young bride, leaves her home to join her new husband, a member of the Japanese navy, at a military base in the port city of Kure. Confronted with the challenges of a new life, Suzu must also come to grips with a world at war and her beautiful home collapsing around her. Unwilling to give up hope, Suzu holds on to happiness to persevere through the trials of war.
“We’re really honored to be publishing In This Corner of the World in English,” says Seven Seas publisher Jason DeAngelis. “The animated film it inspired is such a touching piece, and the powerful message about a young woman’s strength in wartime is universal.”
Seven Seas will compile the entire manga trilogy of In this Corner of the World in a single, large trim omnibus edition. The omnibus will be released in Fall 2017 for $24.99 US / $26.99 CAN.