The Suzume no Tojimari by Makoto Shinkai is set to end its theatrical run in Japan on May 27, over six months after it was first released on November 11, 2022. A special video commemorating the announcement is now available:
Film industry data website The Numbers reports that Suzume no Tojimari has earned around US$300,595,948, US$9,062,067 of that comes from the domestic box office. Aside from Japan, the top countries which generated huge earnings for the film were China (US$114,630,000), South Korea (US$36,380,396), Taiwan (US$8,912,000), and the Philippines (US$4,431,000). The movie had its international premiere at this year’s Berlinale festival.
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: Official Twitter
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