Mokoto Shinkai never fails to deliver an impactful anime film, whether it may be Your Name or Weathering with You. It’s filled with everything you need in an anime, like romance, sci-fi, action, drama, etc.
And his latest work, Suzume no Tojimari, shows it all. It may not be Shinkai sensei’s best work, but it’s definitely worth trying at least once. Shinkai sensei cared about people so he not only created works exclusively for anime but later also made it in the form of novels and manga.
We have all of his works in manga form, from 5 Centimeters Per Second to Suzume no Tojimari. So, in this article, we will look at when Manga Suzume will end. But before that let’s catch up on Suzume’s adventurous journey.
The story of Suzume no Tojimari
When she was just 4 years old, Suzume lived through the devastating East Japan Earthquake that occurred in real life on March 11, 2011. In the process of searching for her mother, who was working at a hospital during the disaster and Still not returned, Suzume stumbles across the door leading to the other world.
Since then, the afterlife has visited her in her dreams. Fast forward 17 years, Suzume is now living in Kyushu, where she meets Sota, who possesses the ability to lock the door to the afterlife.
Suzume learns that if this door is left unlocked, it could cause a catastrophic earthquake. She decides to assist Sota in his quest. The mysterious cat, Daijin, intervenes and turns Sota into a chair, thus beginning his journey to lock the door.
When the worm tries to escape from the other world to this world through a door, the door locker locks the door tightly and returns the land to its original Guardian Spirit, Ubusunagami, to stop it. escape.
Ubusunagami is a Shinto concept representing a deity who guards and watches over the land, protecting those born there from before birth until after death. Simply put, locking the door means keeping evil creatures from the other world out of the door.
This is a specialized skill that only knowledgeable Locker lovers like Sota can perform. Locksmithing is a fictional profession and does not actually exist in Japan. However, Shinkai sensei has stated that he was inspired to create this profession based on the traditional Japanese ritual called Jinchinsai.
Jinchinsai is a ritual in the construction industry where people pray for the safety of a new construction project by worshiping the sheep god before starting foundation work. Instead of praying as construction began, the locksmith lamented and prayed for the forgotten land.
The door in the story is the gate that connects the world of the living with the world of the dead called the afterlife. Usually, the door does not open because human attachments and thoughts are oppressing this land. This belief comes from the Japanese belief in Shinto, where gods and humans are believed to have an interdependent relationship.
People worshiped gods who protected them and in return the gods would sacrifice to the people. The Japanese believe that this land is inhabited by Ubusunagami. When Sota said that the human heart lost its weight, he meant that the humans lost respect for Ubusunagami and their attachment to the land.
When this happens, the door opens and disaster strikes. In this story, doors open in various places, such as an abandoned resort in Kyushu and a middle school swallowed by Earth and sand in Shikoku.
A ruined amusement park in Kinky, the ruins of a castle below Tokyo and the Imperial Palace at the site of the Great East Japan Earthquake. In Tohoku, the door is the passage to the afterlife, and in the afterlife exists a dangerous entity called a worm, which can cause disaster.
If the door is opened, the worm will appear in the mortal world causing catastrophic events, therefore, Suzume and Sota must travel across Japan to lock the door and prevent the worm from escaping into the mortal world bare. The afterlife in this world plays an important role in this story.
Suzume no Tojimari final chapter release date and where to read it
The Suzume no Tojimari manga will soon end in December 2023. This will be the last part of the manga and after it is released, we will also release the Suzume no Tojimari volume.
Suzume no Tojimari chapter 15 will be released on Monday, December 25, 2023, JST. Chapters are released weekly. Name’s international release dates are as follows:
- Canada: at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, December 24, 2023
- Pacific Time (PST): at 7:00 a.m. Sunday, December 24, 2023
- Australian Capital Territory (ACST): at 02:00 a.m. Monday, December 25, 2023
- Greenwich Mean Time (GMT): at 03:00 pm Sunday, December 24, 2023
- Japan Standard Time (JST): At 12:00 a.m. Monday, December 25, 2023
- Philippine Standard Time (PHT): at 11:00 p.m. Sunday, December 24, 2023
- Korean Standard Time (KST): At 12:00 a.m. Monday, December 25, 2023
Suzume no Tojimari chapter 15 will be available on Comic Days in raw form (Japanese).