'First Published on Manga. Tokyo'
Back on March 12, at Tokyo Anime Award Festival (herein after referred to as TAAF), the anime movie Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni (In This Corner of the World) was screened as part of the ‘Anime 100th Anniversary Commemoration Program’.
The event was held after exactly 4 months after the movie’s release, with a large crowd of fans coming to the screening at Cinema Sunshine Ikebukuro, giving a warm round of applause to the director, Sunao Katabuchi.
Having ranked first in Kinema Junpo’s Japanese Movie Top 10 (2016) and winning a great number of glorious prizes including Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year, the movie is now spreading not just across Japan but all over the world.
One of Katabuchi’s long-time friends, TAAF festival director Koji Takeuchi, asked Katabuchi to talk about completely new things that he hadn’t talked about before. Katabuchi went on to describe to the audience untold details on the anime’s movements.
As for the great presence of the protagonist Suzu, he said ‘I tried not to neglect the expression of weight which is created by movements.’
‘For instance, please picture three balls of the same size but of different weights. When I thought about it,