Thanks to his renowned animated works like Your Name and Weathering With You, Makoto Shinkai has gained notoriety in the anime community.
The newest film by Shinkai, Suzume, takes a distinctive approach to his storytelling by blending aspects like time travel and supernatural abilities with romantic comedies. It appears that Shinkai’s most recent film, which centers on a young girl who encounters a mystical door, has become a huge hit all around the world even before it opens in North American theaters.
Suzume anime film is currently the sixth-highest-grossing anime of all time with over $200 million in international sales.
Suzume anime will open in North America on April 14.
The anime’s English dub cast includes:
- Nichole Sakura as Suzume
- Josh Keaton as Sо̄ta Munakata
- Jennifer Sun Bell as Tamaki Iwato
- Joe Zieja as Tomoya Serizawa
- Lena Josephien Marano as Daijin
- Bennet Hetrick as Suzume (Young)
- Rosalie Chiang as Chika Amabe
- Roger Craig Smith as Minoru Okabe
- Amanda C. Miller as Rumi Ninomiya
- Mela Lee as Miki
- Cam Clarke as Hitsujiro Munakata
- Allegra Clark as Tsubame Iwato
- Abby Trott as Aya
- Jennie Kwan as Mami
- Jake Eberle as Shige
Suzume no Tojimari anime movie premiered in Japan on November 11.
CoMix Wave Films portrays the anime film as following:
“On the other side of the door, was time in its entirety—
17-year-old Suzume’s journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu 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 mesmerized 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 morning sky
Within that realm, it was as though all time had melted together in the sky—
Drawn in by this mysterious door, Suzume’s journey is about to begin.”
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The anime movie’s staff includes:
- Makoto Shinkai as the director and screenplay writer
- Masayoshi Tanaka as the character designer
- Kenichi Tsuchiya as the animation director
- Takumi Tanji as the art director
- CoMix Wave Films and Story Inc. are producing the movie
- TOHO as the distributor
Your Name, the Japanese romantic/fantasy anime movie debuted on August 26, 2016, and it managed to sell tickets worth US$380.15 million.
Weathering With You romantic/fantasy anime movie opened on July 19, 2019 in Japan and managed to sell tickets worth US$ 193.65 million.
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