The first volume of Suzume no Tojimari was just released on March 23, 2023, after manga started serialization in Kodansha’s Monthly Afternoon magazine in October of 2022. Denki Amashima, a newcomer who participated in the Afternoon Shiki Award, is in charge of the manga which is based on Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume no Tojimari movie.
The Suzume manga news doesn’t come as a shock, considering that Suzume no Tojimemari was a very successful anime film of 2022. To date, Suzume no Tojimemari has grossed $123.9 million worldwide and was the fourth-highest-grossing film in Japan in 2022. For those who are waiting for the official English release of the manga, here is the synopsis from the movie’s official website:
Doors of Disaster open across Japan, bringing misfortune. 17-year-old Suzume lives in a quiet town in the Kyushu region in Japan. The story begins when she meets a young man on a journey to discover all the doors. She follows him and finds an old door at an abandoned building in the mountains. As if drawn by something, she reaches out… This is the start of her journey across Japan to lock up the doors that bring disasters. Makoto Shinkai’s modern adventure and story about a girl’s freedom and growth sets off.
Suzume no Tojimemari is an original work by Makoto Shinkai. Shinaki also directed the movie which had its international premiere at Berlinale Festival earlier this year. Shinkai is also known for the landmark anime film Your Name in 2016. Your Name would go on to become the third-highest-grossing anime film of all-time reaching critical acclaim both in Japan and abroad.
Source: Comic Natalie
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