Anime captures audiences in a way that CGI cannot. The great films of Hayao Miazaki, for example, invite viewers into a world of fantastical make-believe with such notable works as Mononoke Hime, Howl’s Moving Castle, and the more recent, The Wind Rises, which follows the story of Japanese aircraft engineer who helps to design WW2 fighter planes. Some of these entertain while others, like new release In the Corner of This World are built on truth. This animated drama presents a unique way to observe Japanese life and traditions. In the Corner of this World is a beautifully designed animated drama, ironically set against the backdrop of war. It manages to balance narrative flow and art direction while relaying its more serious messages to audiences.