Twitter account "@eigarankingnews”, which reports on the collections in the film industry in Japan, reports the director's new film makoto shinkai, Suzume no Tojimari (Suzume's door lock), grossed around 495 million yen (over US$3.56 million) on its first day in theaters in Japan.

What is spectacular about the figure is not only that it is quite tall, but also because the fact that it's already the Makoto Shinkai film that raised the most money on day one. It should be remembered that "the golden dream" of any film production in Japan is to reach 10 billion yen (more than $72 million). Given that this film has already hit 5 percent of that number in a single day, is there an amazing feat for a new anime film to come?

On the other hand, the tape has been available in theaters in Japan since November 11 last year Crunchyroll will begin distribution in Latin America at a date to be announced. The director previously commented that he started writing the script for the project when the Japanese government declared the first state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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...

Font: @eigarankingnews on Twitter

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