Kodoani.com – Although this weekend’s worldwide box office revenue belongs to The Super Mario Bros. Movie (and rightly so with the best opening weekend for an animated film ever!), Suzume Makoto Shinkai’s has surpassed all expectations and reached number four worldwide in the all-time anime box office chart, pushing One Piece Film Red, which took the spot late last year, down fifth place.
At $256.18 million, Suzume is currently the fourth-highest-grossing animated film ahead of its release in Western theaters next weekend. This is largely thanks to China, where the Makoto Shinkai animated film has reached $104.89 million—the first Japanese film in history to pass the milestone—and is only a few million dollars behind. with total sales of US$107.44 million (14.45 billion yen) in Japan. This week could see the film’s biggest market move from its home country to China, for the first time in anime history.
In other Asian countries, Suzume’s total sales in Korea increased to US$34 million while in Taiwan increased to US$7 million. Both are outstanding numbers for those countries.
The next film for Suzume to conquer the all-time charts worldwide is its bigger movie Your Name with $380 million, which is a steep hill to climb with only cinemas upcoming.
Suzume is directed by Makoto Shinkai, who also wrote the screenplay for the film alongside Masayoshi Tanaka as the character designer, Kenichi Tsuchiya as the animation director, and Takumi Tanji as the director. animation production art at CoMix Wave Films.
Suzume was released in Japan on November 11, with Crunchyrol working with Sony Pictures and Wild Bunch International to bring the anime to global audiences outside of Asia starting April 12, 20.
On the other side of the door, was the whole time—
“Suzume no Tojimari” is a coming-of-age story about the 17-year-old protagonist, Suzume, set in various disaster-stricken locations across Japan, where she has to close the doors caused by the disaster. disaster.
Suzume’s journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu (located in southwestern Japan) when she meets a young man who tells her, “I’m looking for a door.” What Suzume found was a single weathered door that stood upright amid the rubble as if it were shielded from any disaster. Seemingly attracted by its power, Suzume reached for it… Doors opened one after another across Japan, causing destruction to anyone near. Suzume must close these gates to prevent further disaster.
—The stars, then the sunset, and the morning sky.
In that kingdom, as if all time had melted together in the sky…
Unseen scenes, encounters and partings… Countless challenges await her on her journey. Despite all the obstacles in her path, Suzume’s adventures light up a glimmer of hope for our own struggles against the hardest paths of anxiety and compulsion. so everyday life. The story of closing the doors connecting the past with the present and the future will leave a lasting impression on all of us.
Lured by these mysterious doors, Suzume’s journey is about to begin.