The famous director Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume No Tojimari earned more than 8.59 billion yen in a month. The movie was released on November 11 and has had an audience of about 6.36 million people.
Furthermore, the movie will be released in Dolby Cinema technology in 6 theatres across Japan.
It has become the 16th highest grossing anime movie in Japan.
Additionally, the movie goers from December 24 will be gifted a new spin-off novel written by Makoto Shinkai. The novel will be focusing on Suzume’s aunt Tamaki and will be named Suzume no Tojimari ~Tamaki-san no Monogatari~.
Shinkai wrote the novel’s story after the movie was completed. Only 150,000 copies of the novel will be available for distribution.
Makoto Shinkai also left comments about the novel. He said that every character in the movie has past which cannot be showcased in a single 2 hour movie. Hence he is writing a novel focusing first on Suzume’s aunt Tamaki and her feelings while raising Suzume.
The anime streaming giant, Crunchyroll in association with Sony Pictures Entertainment, Wild Bunch International, & Eurozoom revealed on December 6, the release dates of Makoto Shinkai’s, Suzume No Tojimari film.
The release dates and the countries of Europe, North America along with Australia and New Zealand are:
- April 12
- April 13
- New Zealand
- April 14
- United Kingdom
- United States
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They will be announcing new release dates for other European countries along with Middle East, Latin America, and Africa region.
The distribution of the movie in North America will be handled by Crunchyroll alone whereas Sony & Crunchyroll will handle the distribution of the movie together in Latin and South America, Australia, New Zealand, The Middle East, Africa and certain countries of Europe.
Whereas, Wild Bunch International and Eurozoom will release the movie in French and German speaking Europe.
The movie sold 38.7% more tickets and earned 47.4% more than Makoto Shinkai’s Kimi no Nawa/Your Name, comparing the earnings of the first 3 days of both the movies. It also sold 14.8% more tickets and earned 14.4% more than Shinkai’s Weathering With You, making Tojimari the highest opening 3 days of Shinkai movies.
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
It was previously revealed that Nanoha Hara will voice Suzume and Hokuto Matsumura will voice Souta Munakata.
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.
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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