Another masterpiece of Makoto Shinkai’s, Suzume has broken another record in the Japanese film industry. The film hit the theatres in Japan on November 11, 2022. Since then, it is breaking records one after another.
How Suzume is Doing in Japan?
Shinkai’s Suzume no Tojimari earned around 12.488 billion yen before Monday. In the US currency, the sum is around $97.13 million. On record, the movie has already sold over 9,398,000 tickets.
Right now, the film is ranking 2 even in its long 10th weekend. Suzume has now moved up to the 25th highest-grossing film in Japan’s film history. On the other hand, the film has overtaken Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises by becoming the 10th highest-grossing anime film of all time in Japan.
After releasing on November 11 of last year, Suzume no Tojimari opened by selling 1.33 million tickets. The film ended up earning 1.88 billion yen in just the first three days. This is around $13.49 million in the U.S.
This film sold 38.7% more tickets than Shinkai’s other masterpiece Your Name. The film earned 47.4% more than Your Name as well, as the film earned 1,277,960,000 yen ($12.51 million) in its first three days. On the other hand, Shinkai’s last film, Weathering With You, sold 14.8% fewer tickets and earned 14.4% less than Suzume.
The Crew of Suzume
Suzume is directed and written by Shinkai, and he also wrote the screenplay of the film. Shinkai wrote the story during the lockdown and the peak of the pandemic period. The film came under the production of CoMix Wave Films and Story Inc. TOHO has all the distributing rights to the anime film. The amazing theme song of the film was the joint effort of RADWIMPS and TikTok star Taoka.
- Makoto Shinkai – Director, Original Creator, and Screen Play
- Masayoshi Tanaka – Character Designer
- Kenichi Tsuchiya – Animation Director
What Is the Film About?
The film’s official synopsis suggests: “Suzume, a 17-year-old girl who lives in a quiet town in Kyushu, meets a young man on a journey “looking for doors.” Suzume follows him to a ruin to a dilapidated building in the mountains and finds a free-standing, undisturbed door t as if “it” alone were saved from devastation. Suzume feels drawn by an invisible power and reaches out to the door – Soon, doors all over Japan start opening one after another. The doors that opened must be closed to shut out calamity that lies on the other side. -Stars, sunset, and the morning sky. The places she wanders into have a sky where all hours of the day seem to blend together- Beckoned by the mysterious doors, Suzume’s “journey of closing doors” begins.”
The Cast of Suzume
The leading cast of this great anime film follows:
- Nanoka Hara as Suzume Iwato
- Hokuto Matsumura as Souta Munakata
- Eri Fukatsu as Tsubame Iwato
- Ryunosuke Kamiki as Tomoya Serizawa
- Kotone Hanase as Chika Amabe
- Hakuoh Matsumoto as Hitsujirou Munakata
As reports suggest, the film will be available on Netflix for an OTT release. But it may change in accordance with regions. As the film is not been globally released, we cannot confirm if Suzume is part of Shinkai’s shared universe like The Garden of Words, Your Name, and Weathering With You. But the records in Japan suggest that this film will be another masterpiece of Makoto Shinkai again.