Shout! Factory To Bring 'In This Corner Of The World' To North America

Patrick Frye

Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, will bring Japanese animated feature film In This Corner of the World to North America. The company has entered into an agreement with Animatsu Entertainment for the film that's based on the award-winning manga by Fumiyo Kouno.

Shout! Factory has secured a film deal to bring animated feature film In This Corner of the World to North American audiences. The company has brokered a deal with Animatsu Entertainment, a London-based producer, licensor and distributor of anime in the U.K. and Ireland, to secure the distribution rights. The movie beautifully portrays the everyday challenges faced by the Japanese in the midst of World War II. The announcement about the movie's debut in North America was jointly made by Shout! Factory's founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos; and Animatsu Entertainment's Chief Operating Officer, Jerome Mazandarani.

— KINGRPG (@KINGRPG) January 28, 2017

"Shout! Factory is a fantastic partner for this film. We were incredibly impressed by their work on Long Way North, and have been fans of their commitment to content curation and serious film and television fans in North America for a long time. It's been clear throughout our discussions with the team that we couldn't find a more committed and passionate company to handle this beautifully delicate film."

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— Crunchyroll (@Crunchyroll) February 1, 2017

— NewsXAnime (@NewsXAnime) February 7, 2017

— The Mary Sue (@TheMarySue) February 1, 2017

"This truly is a unique and exquisite film, one which only comes around once every few decades, and we are incredibly proud to be involved with it. Unique films deserve unique partners and Shout! Factory are an absolute perfect match given their passion, expertise and back catalogue of releases It will be a genuine pleasure to work closely with them to bring this masterpiece to North American audiences!"

[Featured Image by Fumiyo Kouno/In This Corner Of The World/Animatsu Entertainment]