Although the December holidays are over, says the director makoto shinkai He has a lot to celebrate these days. It turns out that his most recent film, Suzume no Tojimari (Suzume's door lock), has totaled 12 billion yen at the box office in Japan, surpassing that of the film Hayao Miyazaki, Kaze Tachinu (The wind is getting stronger) and under the Tenth place in the ranking of the highest grossing anime films in the history of Japan.

As of January 9, the film has grossed over 12.13 billion yen (over US$88.87 million) through more than 9.13 million ticket sales. Aside from being the 10th highest-grossing anime film in Japanese history, it is also the 27th highest-grossing film in the history of Japanese cinema. This is the third film of makoto shinkai who manages to enter the list.

Suzume no Tojimari

The film opened in theaters in Japan on November 11th will hit theaters in Mexico and Brazil on April 13thwhile the dates for the rest of Latin American countries will be announced shortly crispy roll. According to the director, the theme of this feature film is “what happens after the end' That means post-apocalyptic.

production team

  • makoto shinkaiknown for writing, producing and directing the hit anime films Kimi no nawa (your name) J Tenki no Ko (weathering with you), repeats these roles in Suzume no Tojimari.
  • Shinkai has also brought back Masayoshi Tanakafrom Kimi no nawa Y Tenki no Koas a character designer Kenichi Tsuchiyafrom Kimi no nawaas an animation director.
  • Takumi TanjiShinkai's former associate also returns Kimi no nawa Y Kotonoha no Niwa to the artistic director's chair.
  • The animation takes place in CoMix Wave Movieswith the production of HISTORY Inc. Y TOHO The film was distributed in Japan and sold abroad.

Summary of Suzume no Tojimari

On the other side of the door was time in its entirety... Suzume no Tojimari is a coming-of-age story of the 17-year-old protagonist Suzume, set in various disaster-ridden locations across Japan where doors must close, causing havoc .

Suzume's journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu (southwestern Japan) when she meets a young man who tells her, "I'm looking for a door." What Suzume finds is a single weathered gate standing amidst the ruins when whether it would be safe from any catastrophe. Seemingly drawn to his power, Suzume reaches for the doorknob... Across Japan, doors open one by one, bringing destruction upon anyone nearby. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disasters.

The stars, then the sunset and the morning sky... In this space it was as if all time had merged with the sky... Never-before-seen landscapes, encounters and farewells... Endless challenges await them on the road. Despite all obstacles, Suzume's adventure casts a glimmer of hope in our own struggle against the harsher paths of fear and limitation that define everyday life. This story of closing doors that connect our past to the present and the future will leave a lasting impression on our hearts. Drawn to these mysterious doors, Suzume's adventure is about to begin...

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