After a lot of critical acclaims and winning a whole lot of awards, In This Corner of the World is getting an Extended Edition. Its title is Kono Sekai no (Sarani Ikutsumono) Katasumi ni/In This Corner (and Other Corners) of the World, and it will hit Japanese Theater on 20 December 2019.
But before that, the film’s Twitter page released several still images which tease some of the new never-before-seen scenes:
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The new stills feature a brand new character who isn’t featured in the original release, Teru. She is one of the courtesans at Futabakan.
In his original plans, director Sunao Katabuchi planned to make In This Corner of the World run for 150 minutes, instead of the original’s 129-minute. Unfortunately, budget constraints forced him to shorten his vision.
Since the film received much critical, and more importantly, financial success, they received the green light for the originally-planned 150-minute version to be released.