Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume is coming to international cinemas next year. The movie debuted in Japan on November 11 and has now surpassed 5.6M admissions, while also earning over 7.5 billion yen (approx. 55M USD) and staying #1 at the box office in Japan for 3 consecutive weeks. It earned 1.8 billion yen during the opening weekend alone. The international release dates for Suzume are as follows:
- Austria: 4/14/2023 (Fri)
- Australia: 4/13/2023 (Thurs)
- Belgium: 4/14/2023 (Fri)
- Brazil: 4/13/2023 (Thurs)
- Canada: 4/14/2023 (Fri)
- France: 4/12/2023 (Wed)
- Germany: 4/13/2023 (Thurs)
- Gibraltar: 4/14/2023 (Fri)
- Luxembourg: 4/14/2023 (Fri)
- Malta: 4/12/2023 (Wed)
- Mexico: 4/13/2023 (Thurs)
- New Zealand: 4/13/2023 (Thurs)
- United Kingdom/Ireland: 4/14/2023 (Fri)
- United States: 4/14/2023 (Fri)
Additional 2023 dates are to be announced for additional Latin American and EMEA territories. Crunchyroll is the sole distributor of the movie in North America, while in Latin America, Australia/New Zealand, the Middle East and portions of Europe, the film will be distributed by Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Wild Bunch International and Eurozoom are co-distributing in French- and German-speaking Europe. This is Makoto Shinkai’s latest work – he directed it and wrote the screenplay. The main cast for the movie includes:
- Nanoka Hara as Suzume Iwato
- Hokuto Matsumura as Souta Munakata
- Eri Fukatsu as Tamaki Iwato
- Shota Sometani as Minoru Okabe
- Kana Hanazawa as Tsubame Iwato
- Sairi Ito as Rumi Ninomiya
- Kotone Hanase as Chika Amabe
- Matsumoto Koshiro IX/Hakuo Matsumoto as Hitsujiro Munakata
Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari) plot is described as:
17-year-old Suzume’s journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu when she encounters a young man who tells her, “I’m looking for a door.” What Suzume finds is a single weathered door standing upright in the midst of ruins as though it was shielded from whatever catastrophe struck. Seemingly drawn by its power, Suzume reaches for the knob…
Doors begin to open one after another all across Japan, unleashing destruction upon any who are near. Souta is known as a “Closer” who travels across Japan locking these doors shut.
As the door opens, however, the mysterious white cat nicknamed “AristoCat” appears before them. “I love Suzume, but you [Souta] are in the way” as it uttered those words, Souta becomes Suzume’s childhood chair, she has cherished since she was little.
Souta chases the cat as a 3-legged chair, and Suzume sprints after Souta in a panic. Eventually, they will travel together from Kyushu to Shikoku, Kansai and Tokyo on their journey to close doors.
On her travels, Suzume encounters several people who help her as she helps them. But what awaited her at the end of her journey was a certain truth that has been long forgotten.
Guided by these mysterious doors, Suzume’s journey is about to begin.
Source: Press Release
©Suzume no Tojimari Production Committee