Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni
In This Corner of the World
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Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: To All the Corners of the World
Japanese: この世界の片隅に
English: In This Corner of the World
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 48
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 9, 2007 to Jan 20, 2009
Genre: Drama Drama
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Manga Action
Authors: Kouno, Fumiyo (Story & Art)


Score: 8.151 (scored by 13971,397 users)
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Ranked: #4742
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Popularity: #2585
Members: 6,536
Favorites: 112

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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.

(Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)


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 ranked 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 was published in English as In This Corner of the World by Seven Seas Entertainment in a complete omnibus on October 31, 2017. It had previously been digitally published in English by JManga.

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Dec 28, 2018
It goes without saying that the Second World War had an immense impact on Japanese culture and society. Depictions of the conflict in anime and manga have typically shown the nation’s part in the global event in a sympathetic light, which is in contrast to Western media. The pacifistic attitudes of the new generation of Japanese people comes is justifiable, given the country’s status as the only country to have been attacked with nuclear weapons. Regardless of one’s opinions towards the controversial nature of Japanese involvement in the Second World War, it is hard to deny the horrific nature of these weapons.

Following in the the ...
Jul 27, 2017
Story – 9
Draw – 8
Characters – 9
Enjoyment - 9
Overall - 9

Kono sekai no katasumi ni is one of that tough stories that touch you deep. With this manga Kouno Fumiyo show us the life of a young woman from Hiroshima during World War II.

The story begins with the announcement of the convenience wedding of the main character, Suzu, with a man from Kure, a military port near Hiroshima. She must leave her hometown and go with her husband to live ...
Aug 13, 2020
I read the manga about 5 years ago and found it delightful in the beginning and deeply moving later. I was glad to see the many details of the traditional life of ordinary Japanese people in the period leading up to and encompassing WWII, and I loved little Suzu and her artistic development and sensibility.

The art is memorably sweet and evocative of the fragility of young girlhood, and the main character is one of the most lovable I've experienced in manga simply because she is so honest, simple, and unaffected. The manga's depiction of the way of life of ordinary Japanese people in the period ...

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