Good news for those who missed Suzume in theaters back in March of 2023; you’re in luck! The anime returns to cinemas for a limited time on October 27th! Let’s take a look at the details.
Suzume Back in Theatres
In this emotionally charged tale of love and catastrophe, Suzume, accompanied by her mischievous cat and a talking chair, embarks on a race to safeguard the world. This beautiful anime broke records during China’s opening. Within the initial three days of its release, Suzume’s premiere in China drew an astounding audience of over ten million people. This remarkable turnout resulted in a total box office revenue of 340 million yuan, equivalent to nearly $50 million USD. As a result, the film swiftly climbed the ranks to become the ninth-highest-grossing anime movie of all time in China after its debut weekend.
Recently, Crunchyroll announced that the movie would be back in theaters, but for a limited time. According to the ticket booking website, you’ll be able to reserve your tickets until November 4. Keep an eye out for any changes!
What is Suzume?
The official synopsis reads “On the other side of the door, was time in its entirety—
“Suzume no Tojimari” is a coming-of-age story for the 17-year-old protagonist, Suzume, set in various disaster-stricken locations across Japan, where she must close the doors causing devastation.
Suzume’s journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu (located in southwestern Japan) when she encounters a young man who tells her, “I’m looking for a door.” What Suzume finds is a single weathered door standing upright in the midst of ruins as though it was shielded from whatever catastrophe struck. Seemingly drawn by its power, Suzume reaches for the knob… Doors begin to open one after another all across Japan, unleashing destruction upon any who are near. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disaster.
—The stars, then sunset, and the morning sky.
Within that realm, it was as though all time had melted together in the sky…
Never-before-seen scenery, encounters and farewells… A myriad of challenges await her on her journey. Despite all the obstacles in her way, Suzume’s adventure shines a ray of hope upon our own struggles against the toughest roads of anxiety and constraints that make up everyday life. This story of closing doors that connect our past to the present and future will leave a lasting impression upon all of our hearts.
Drawn in by these mysterious doors, Suzume’s journey is about to begin.”
Suzume was created by Makoto Shinkai, who not only directed the film but also penned its screenplay. The character designs were skillfully crafted by Masayoshi Tanaka, while Kenichi Tsuchiya oversaw the animation, and Takumi Tanji was responsible for the art direction. The animation production was carried out at CoMix Wave Films.
As of the current writing, the availability of the movie on Crunchyroll for subscribers post-theatrical release remains uncertain. However, given that Crunchyroll is the distributor of the film and many news articles originate from their website, there is a strong likelihood that the movie will eventually be accessible on Crunchyroll. We will certainly provide updates as soon as this information becomes available.