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In this Corner of the World

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In this Corner of the World
KonoSekai no Katasumi ni
Anime Poster
Country Japan.jpg Japan
Directed by Sunao Katabuchi
Release Date November 12, 2016
Language Japanese
Studio MAPPA
Distributor Tokyo Theatres

In this Corner of the World (この世界の片隅に) is a 2016 anime movie directed by Sunao Katabuchi (Black Lagoon) based on the manga of the same name by Fumiyo Kono. In 1943, Suzu Urano moves from Hiroshima to Kure and marries Shusaku Hōjō, an employee of the Kure naval base. The young couple lives a simple and decent life until the town is rocked by air raids two years later. Although the war threatens to destroy Suzu's built-up existence, the young woman manages to savor the finer things in life through courage and perseverance.

The following weapons were used in the anime film In this Corner of the World:


Arisaka Type 38

Imperial Japanese Navy soldiers at the naval base and hospital of Kure have Arisaka Type 38 rifles.

Arisaka Type 38 - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
A Japanese Navy soldier at the naval base salutes his Arisaka to passing officers.
Another soldier stands guard with his rifle.


Battleship Yamato

The famous Japanese battleship Yamato is seen in Kure harbor.

Fitting out of the Yamato in 1941, showing the Type 94 (front) and 155-mm gun turrets.
Suzu:"Shusaku, what is that? Is that a ship?"
Shusaku:"That's Yamato, the world's greatest battleship."
Suzu:"There are people on it, too?"
Shusaku:"Yes, about 2700 people."
Suzu:"Two thousand, and seven hundred?"
Shusaku:"That's right. Let's welcome them to Kure."
The Yamato entering the harbor in 1944 watched by the astonished Suzu.
A closer view of the ship's main bridge tower with a mounted Type 96 25 mm dual purpose gun.
The battleship from above on April 6th, 1945 before attacked and sunk by American planes.

Cruiser Aoba

The Japanese heavy cruiser Aoba on which Suzu's childhood friend Tetsu Mizuhara is on board also visits Kure.

The Aoba sets course for the harbor in December 1944. The aircraft carrier Chiyoda is seen in the background.
The cruiser is under attack during the Battle of Leyte Gulf near Manila. A Type 96 AT/AA gun in triple mounting can be seen on the left and the two 8in (203mm)/50-cal guns turrets in the center.
The ship settled on the bottom of shallow Kure harbor in November 1945. This scene is modeled from a real picture dated November 28.

Cargo Ship "Liberty ship" class

Some American cargo ships are seen in the harbor as Kure is under occupation.

The cargo ships anchor at the harbor in October 1945. A 3"/50 caliber gun is seen mounted on the foredeck.


Vought F4U Corsair

Kure is attacked by several F4U Corsair fighter aircraft armed with rockets.

Vought F4U Corsair serving in close support - Main armament four 20mm cannons
Two Corsairs under heavy anti-aircraft fire unleashing their 5-inch High-Velocity Aircraft Rockets (HVAR).

Mitsubishi A6M "Zero"

A single A6M "Zero" fighter aircraft is briefly seen in a dogfight with a Corsair.

Type 99 cannon aircraft variants, top an earlier Type 99 Mark 1 Model 3 - 20x72mm RB, bottom a later Type 99 Mark 2 Model 3 - 20x101mm RB
Entarō Hōjō:"That's what our engine sounds like with 2000 horsepower!"
The "Zero" chases a Corsair with its wing-mounted Type 99 cannons on the right.

Boeing B-29 "Superfortress"

Several Boeing B-29 heavy bombers are seen.

Browning M2 Aircraft, Flexible - .50 BMG
B-29s releasing AN-M64 bombs over Kure. Browning M2 Machine Guns can be seen mounted in the turrets.


Nambu Holster

Two Kenpeitais carry holsters for Nambu Type 14 pistols.

The Kenpeitai officer with the holstered handgun and Shin-Guntō sword leaving the Hōjō property.

Type 89 12.7 cm/40 naval gun

The barrels of a Type 89 12.7 cm/40 naval gun can be seen firing Sanshiki (三式弾, "type 3 shell") shrapnel and incendiary anti-aircraft rounds; generically referred to as "Beehive" rounds/shells, at F4U Corsairs.

Twin Type 89 12.7 cm/40 naval gun mounting at Balikpapan, Borneo.
The gun returns fire at the enemy planes as Kure is under attack.

AN-M64 GP500 Bomb

The first waves of B-29 heavy bombers are equipped with AN-M64 GP500 bombs.

Many AN-M64 GP500 bombs on their way towards Kure. The battleship Haruna is seen top center.

AN-M69 Incendiary Bomb

AN-M69 napalm incendiary bombs are used during the last bombing raids. These bombs can also be seen in the 1988 anime movie Grave of the Fireflies.

Desperate Suzu looks at an AN-M69 dropped by a B-29 during the night of July 1, 1945.

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