Suzume No Tojimari Earns 1.88 Billion Yen In 3 Days With 1.33 Million Spectators

This is the highest ever opening for a Makoto Shinkai movie.

Suzume No Tojimari

Makoto Shinkai’s new movie Suzume No Tojimari released on November 11 in Japan and has earned 1.88 billion yen in 3 days. The movie also mobilized 1.33 million people in these 3 days.

This is the highest ever opening for a Makoto Shinkai movie.

The previously highest grossing anime movie of Makoto Shinkai was Kimi No Nawa/Your Name which was released in 2016 and had earned 25.03 billion yen in Japan, Suzume No Tojimari showed a growth of 138.7% in audience mobilization and a growth of 147.4% in the box office revenue.

The official site of the movie also revealed the sound track details of the upcoming film. The soundtrack will comprise 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”.

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

It was previously revealed that Nanoha Hara will voice Suzume and Hokuto Matsumura will voice Souta Munakata.

RADWIMPS and Kazuma Jinnouchi will be in charge of composing the music for the upcoming film, with Tik tok famed Toaka performing the theme song, “Suzume”.

The currently announced staff members for Suzume no Tojimari include:

  • Character design: Masayoshi Tanaka
  • Animation director: Kenichi Tsuchiya
  • Art director: Takumi Tanji
  • Studio: CoMix Wave Film
  • Production producer: STORY inc.
  • Distribution: Toho Animation

Shinkai is directing and writing the screenplay for the film. He’s also the author of the original story. The characters are designed by Masayoshi Tanaka. The animation director is Kenichi Tsuchiya. The art director is Takumi Tanji. The film is produced by CoMix Wave Films and Story Inc. The film will be distributed by TOHO.

Shinkai tweeted about the announcement, commenting that  Suzume no Tojimari is a “modern adventure story” with action elements of Suzume traveling across Japan. He said that “It should be a fun movie.”

Suzume No Tojimari is set to release in theatres across Japan on Nov 11, 2022. The movie also got adapted into a novel, with Shinkai himself penning the work. The novel released in Japan on Aug 24, 2022.

Crunchyroll also announced on May 19, 2022, that it will distribute Makoto Shinkai’s latest anime movie, Suzume no Tojimari, worldwide (excluding Asia) from early 2023.

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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