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In This Corner of the World Wins 2016 Best Japanese Film

In This Corner of the World is officially Japan's best film of 2016.

In This Corner of the World

Just days after crossing the 1 billion yen plateauIn This Corner of the World has been crowned as Japan's Best Film of 2016!

The award was given by Kinema Junpo, which is Japan's most respected source of film criticism. They have been around since 1919, and any movie making their Top 10 list is considered as the biggest honor a film can receive.

This is the first time an anime film has been crowned #1 since 1988's My Neighbor Totoro. Sunao Katabuchi, who directed In This Corner of the World, was also named as Best Director.

In This Corner of the World is a slice of life historical film. The story is about a young woman named Suzu Urano. In 1944, she moves to the small town of Kure, which is just outside of Hiroshima. Suzu recently married Shuusaku Houjou, who works as a clerk at a naval base. Living with her new family, Suzu starts getting used to a quiet life until the U.S. air raids start happening.

There you go, an anime film was considered as the best film of 2016! The award ceremony will be held on February 5.

Have you watched In This Corner of the World?

I love all things that are cute, magic-based, and easy going! My biggest obsessions of all time are Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches and Fairy Tail. Let's go shipping!

Louis St. Germain is a contributing writer and you can be too!

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