Although the December break period has ended, the director makoto shinkai He has a lot to celebrate these days. It turns out that the most recent film of him, Suzume no Tojimari (Suzume’s Door-Locking), has surpassed 12 billion yen in cumulative box office in Japan, surpassing that achieved by the film Hayao Miyazaki, Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises), and taking the tenth position in the ranking of the most successful anime films in the history of Japan.
As of January 9, the film has grossed over 12.13 billion yen (over 88.87 million US dollars) through more than 9.13 million ticket sales. In addition to being the 10th most successful anime film in Japanese history, it is also the 27th most successful film in the history of Japanese cinema. This is the third film of makoto shinkai that manages to enter the list.
The film opened on November 11 in theaters in Japan and will hit theaters in Mexico and Brazil on April 13while the dates for the rest of the Latin American countries will be announced soon by crunchyroll. According to the director, the theme of this feature film is “what happens after the end“, that is, post-apocalyptic.
- makoto shinkaiknown for writing, producing, and directing the hit anime films kimi no nawa (your name) Y Tenki no Ko (Weathering With You), reprises those roles in Suzume no Tojimari.
- Shinkai has also brought back masayoshi tanakaof kimi no na wa Y Tenki no Koas a character designer Kenichi Tsuchiyaof kimi no na waas animation director.
- Takumi TanjiShinkai’s former collaborator, also returns from kimi no na wa Y Kotonoha no Niwa to the artistic director chair.
- The animation will occur in CoMix Wave Filmswith the production of STORY Inc. Y TOHO distributing the film within Japan and selling it abroad.
Synopsis of Suzume no Tojimari
On the other side of the door, there was time in its entirety… Suzume no Tojimari is a coming-of-age story of its 17-year-old protagonist, Suzume, set in various disaster-stricken locations across Japan, where it must close. doors causing devastation.
Suzume’s journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu (located in southwestern Japan) when she meets a young man who tells her: “I’m looking for a door.” What Suzume finds is a single weathered gate, standing amidst the ruins as if protected from whatever catastrophe might strike. Seemingly drawn to her power, Suzume reaches for the knob… Doors begin to open one after another across Japan, unleashing destruction on anyone nearby. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disasters.
The stars, then the sunset and the morning sky… Inside this space, it was as if all time had melted into the sky… Never-before-seen landscapes, meetings and partings… Endless challenges await her in the road. Despite all the obstacles, Suzume’s adventure sheds a ray of hope on our own struggles against the tougher trails of anxiety and limitations that make up everyday life. This story of closing doors connecting our past to the present and the future will leave a lasting impression on our hearts. Drawn by these mysterious doors, Suzume’s adventure is about to begin…
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