Crunchyroll has shared the theatrical screenings of Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume anime film worldwide, excluding Asia. It will start in April 2023, so it will be really soon! Here is the schedule:
- April 12 – France
- April 13 – Australia, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand
- April 14 – Belgium, Canada, Gibraltar, Ireland, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, United States
The screening schedule for other territories such as Latin America will be announced soon.
Crunchyroll is also collaborating with Sony Pictures, Wild Bunch International, and Eurozoom in distributing the film for a worldwide premiere.
Suzume first opened in Japan nationwide last November 11, 2022. It has topped the box office in its first three days, selling off 1.33 million tickets. As of today, it has earned a total of $55.7 million US dollars in ticket sales. It is now in second place as it got dethroned by The First Slamdunk in its opening weekend.
Suzume is a 17-year-old girl living in the quiet town of Kyushu, Japan. One day, she encountered a traveling man who is looking for a door. Intrigued, she followed this man and managed to find a mysterious door in the mountains. It is among the ruins, and it looked like it withstood the destruction. Suzume then opened the door to discover something bizarre…
Doors begin to open in the various areas of Japan, with disasters coming from the far end. To stop this, the doors must be closed. Suzume began her journey of closing the doors. What will she discover along the way?
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Makoto Shinkai is the director of Suzume, and he is known for directing critically acclaimed films such as Your Name and Weathering With You.
Shinkai got the idea for the Suzume when he was traveling across Japan and stumbled upon deserted sites. According to Shinkai, in Japan, there is a jichin-sai or groundbreaking ceremony whenever there is a new construction of a home or building, but there is none when it’s being closed down. Shinkai thought it would be a good idea to mourn deserted places, which is what Suzume is about.
Upon its release, Suzume has received praises from critics. It was even nominated in the 47th Hochi Film Award under the Best Animated Picture category.
Watch the trailer here:
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