Despite the fact that last weekend drew attention to The Super Mario Bros. Movie the movie of makoto shinkai, Suzume no Tojimari (Suzume's door lock), was placed in the Fourth in the list of highest grossing anime films of all timeshift to One piece movie red in fifth place, released last year.

Suzume no Tojimari

At over $256.18 million, Suzume no Tojimari is the fourth highest-grossing anime film of all time before it hits western theaters next weekend. This is thanks in no small part to the Chinese market, where the film has already surpassed US$104.89 million (the first Japanese film to reach that number), just short of the cumulative US$107.44 million in Japan. This week, the largest film market could move from Japan to China for the first time in history.

In other Asian countries Suzume no Tojimari has increased its revenue to $34 million in South Korea, while it increased by $7 million in Taiwan. Both are impressive figures for both countries. By the way, the next film Suzume no Tojimari has to surpass in the historical list is its "older sister", Kimi no Na wa (Your Name), with $380 millionwhich represents a difference of more than a hundred million, which only has to be overcome with the rooms in the west.

The film opened in theaters in Japan on November 11th will hit theaters on April 13 in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Central America, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuelawhile the dates for the rest of Latin American countries will be announced shortly crispy roll.

production team

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