Kwaidan Book Club will be doing a movie and manga combination for the month of May! We will be watching the 2017, Crunchyroll Anime Awards best movie nomination "In This Corner of the World" by director Sunao Katabuchi. The movie showing will start at 1:30 pm. After we watch the well-received movie, we'll be discussing the original manga work by Fumiyo Kōno. We will be reading the 2017, Seven Seas publication of In This Corner of the World, volume 1 in English. For those of you interested in reading the whole story, the series has only three volumes.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
THE MANGA THAT INSPIRED THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FILM!
1940’s Hiroshima Prefecture. Suzu, a young woman from the countryside, joins her new husband and his family in the shipbuilding city of Kure. As her beautiful home collapses around her, Suzu must confront the challenges of a new life while coming to grips with a world in turmoil. Unwilling to give up hope, Suzu struggles against the horrors of war to create her own happiness.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Fumiyo Kouno is a Japanese manga artist best known for her series In This Corner of the World and Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms.
*Book and author information found on Amazon.
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