Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume no Tojimari anime film announced on Monday that it earned over $1.88 billion (≒$13.4 million) with 1.33 million moviegoers during its opening weekend. The movie premiered on November 11 and had the best start when it comes to earnings in the director’s history. The film will be available in 199 countries and regions, which is also the largest number among his films.
Kogyo Tsushinsha reported that the new film topped the weekend rankings of the number of audiences between November 12-13. It was followed by the American superhero film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. One Piece Film Red came in third place.
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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: Official Twitter
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