Streaming giant Crunchyroll revealed on March 30, 2023, a new English dub trailer for the latest Makoto Shinkai’s film Suzume No Tojimari ahead of its US release.
Suzume No Tojimari will release in US on April 14, 2023.
Voice cast for English dub of the film includes:
- Nichole Sakura as Suzume Iwato
- Josh Keaton as Souta Munakata
- Jennifer Sun Bell as Tamaki Iwato
- Joe Zieja as Tomoya Serizawa
- Lena Josephien Marano as Daijin
- Bennett Hetrick as Suzume (Young)
- Rosalie Chiang as Chika Amabe
- Roger Craig Smith as Minoru Okabe
- Amanda C. Miller as Rumi Ninomiya
- Mela Lee as Miki
- Cam Clarke as Hitsujiro Munakata
- Allegra Clark as Tsubame Iwato
- Abby Trott as Aya
- Jennie Kwan as Mami
- Jake Eberle as Shige
- ADR Production: Bang Zoom! Studios
- Producer: Eric P. Sherman
- Co-Producers: Mami Okada, Mio Moroe
- English Voice Director: Bill Millsap
- Casting Director: Mami Okada, CSA
- Production Manager: Jessica Peace
- Production Coordinators: Kana Ozaki, April Garner, Yna Vergara
- Sound Supervisor: Patrick Rodman, CAS
- Re-Recording Mixer: Ben Harrington
- Recording Engineers: Krystal Holmes, Jonathan Brannen, Ben Harrington, Kenneth Thompson
- Dialogue Editors: Jonathan Brannen, Matt Wollenman
- Audio Operations Manager: Ismael Yanez
- Assistant Engineers: Christopher March, Samuel Carrillo
- Video Technician: Megumi M. Tsuji
Suzume no Tojimari released in Japan on Nov 11, 2022 and has grossed ¥14.21 billion ($108 million) in Japan, with a worldwide total of $115.2 million.
Shinkai directed and wrote the screenplay for Suzume no Tojimari. He’s also the author of the original story.
Other staff members of the movie include:
- Character design: Masayoshi Tanaka
- Animation director: Kenichi Tsuchiya
- Art director: Takumi Tanji
- Studio: CoMix Wave Film
- Production producer: STORY inc.
- Distribution: Toho Animation
Nanoha Hara is voicing the titular character Suzume in the movie and Hokuto Matsumura will voice the other main character Souta Munakata.
Other cast of the film includes:
- Eri Fukatsu as Tamaki Iwato, Suzume’s aunt
- Matsumoto Hakuō II as Hitsujirō Munakata, Sota’s grandfather
- Shōta Sometani as Minoru Okabe, Tamaki’s colleague
- Sairi Itō as Rumi Ninomiya, Single mother raising twins, who Suzume encounters in Kobe
- Kotone Hanase as Chika Amabe, a lively girl of the same age as Suzume, whom she meets in Ehime
- Kana Hanazawa as Tsubame Iwato, Suzume’s mother
- Ryunosuke Kamiki as Tomoya Serizawa, a friend of Souta
RADWIMPS and Kazuma Jinnouchi composed the music for film, with Tik tok famed Toaka performing the theme song, “Suzume”.
Suzume No Tojimari film’s soundtrack comprises of two theme songs, “Kanata Haruka” and “Suzume,” twenty five additional songs and a brand new song created during the film’s production by Yojiro Noda, called “Tamaki”. RADWIMPS also released the official music video for KANATA HALUKA.
The officially announced story of Suzume no Tojimari is described as:
Suzume is a 17-year-old, who lives in a quiet town in Kyushu. One day, she meets a traveling young man who is looking for a “door.” Suzume decides to follow him and discovers an old door in the ruins in the mountains. As if drawn by something, Suzume reaches out for the door… What follows is Suzume’s liberation and growth as she closes the “doors” that cause misfortune in abandoned places around Japan.
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