1940s Hiroshima. Suzu, a young bride, leaves her home to join her new husband, a member of the Japanese navy, at a military base in the port city of Kure. Confronted with the challenges of a new life, Suzu must also come to grips with a world at war and her beautiful home collapsing around her. Unwilling to give up hope, Suzu holds on to happiness to persevere through the trials of war.
In 2009, Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni received an award of excellence in the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival in manga category. The manga also got 1st place in the "THE BEST MANGA 2010: Kono Manga wo Yome!!" (THE BEST MANGA 2010 このマンガを読め!) and "Da capo Tokubetsu Henshuu: Saikou no Hon! 2010" (ダカーポ特別編集 最高の本! 2010) in manga category.
The series has been licensed in English as In This Corner of the World by Seven Seas Entertainment. The publisher plans to release the series in a single omnibus in Fall 2017. It had previously been published digitally in English by JManga.