New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2015  31st October 2015 –3rd November 2016

3rd November - 6th November , 2016 3rd November - 6th November , 2016

Opening Film: In This Corner of the World

November 3rd 12:30, Theater 1

Written by the award-winning manga artist Fumiyo Kono and directed by Sunao Katabuchi (Mai Mai Miracle), this heart-warming story, supported by crowd-funding, took six years of research with the help of the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall in in order to meticulously recreate a lively city that would otherwise be impossible to see today. Our heroine Suzu is so realistically depicted, it is hard to believe she is a fictional character. How she manages to lead a normal life in such a situation is sure to teach all generations a thing or two about bravery. The festival holds an advanced screening before its theatrical release that starts from Nov 12th, 2016.


Suzu, in 1944, moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima to live with her husband’s family. Suzu’s life is thrown into chaos when her town is bombed during World War II. Her perseverance and courage, however, underpin this heart-warming and inspirational tale of the everyday challenges faced by the Japanese in the midst of a violent, war-torn country.


Sunao Katabuchi

Katabuchi met Hayao Miyazaki and began working as a scriptwriter on Miyazaki’s films while still a student. He was assistant director on Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989), and debuted as director with TV series “Famous Dog Lassie” (1996). He then directed Princess Arete (2001). Katabuchi directed and wrote the script for “BLACK LAGOON” (2006). He later directed the acclaimed animated movie Mai Mai Miracle (2009).



Director:Sunao Katabuchi
2016, Japan, 130, DCP, Japanese dialogue/English subtitle

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協賛 :
  • 石屋製菓(株)
  • サッポロビール(株)
  • 東日本電信電話(株)
  • (株)北洋銀行
  • (株)北海道銀行
  • 北海道空港(株)
  • 北海道コカ・コーラボトリング(株)
  • (株)マテック
  • よつ葉乳業(株)
  • (株)ロイズコンフェクト
  • JAL
  • ANA
Hosted by:
New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival Executive Committee
総務省 / 外務省 / 経済産業省 / 観光庁 / 東京航空局 / 北海道運輸局 / 日本政府観光局(JNTO) / 北海道 / 千歳市 / 日本アニメーション協会 / 日本アニメーション学会 / 日本動画協会 / 映画産業団体連合会 / 北海道新聞社 / NHK札幌放送局 / 北海道放送 / 札幌テレビ放送 / 北海道テレビ放送 / 北海道文化放送 / テレビ北海道 / エフエム北海道 / エフエム・ノースウェーブ / STVラジオ(順不同)
Chitose Hokkaido, JAPAN

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival

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