Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Suzume’ Now Streaming on Netflix

Netflix has expanded its streaming offerings by adding Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume (also known as “Suzume no Tojimari”) film to its platform in 169 countries, including the U.S. and Japan, as of Friday. Concurrently, Crunchyroll has also begun streaming the film.

Makoto Shinkai Suzume Is Scheduled For April 14 In Canada, UK, and US

Originally released in Japan in November 2022, where it debuted at #1, the film made its North American debut in April 2023. Crunchyroll screened the film in its original Japanese with English subtitles, as well as with an English dub. Impressively, the film garnered $5,001,705 during its opening weekend in the U.S. and has since accumulated over $10 million in earnings. Its theatrical run in Japan concluded in May 2023, amassing a box office total of 14.79 billion yen (about $105.3 million USD).

Nanoka Hara lends her voice to the protagonist Suzume Iwato, while Hokuto Matsumura, a member of the idol group SixTONES, made his voice acting debut as Sōta Munakata, a pivotal character in the film.

Directed and scripted by Makoto Shinkai, known for his previous works like your name. and Weathering With You, the film features character designs by Masayoshi Tanaka and animation direction by Kenichi Tsuchiya. Takumi Tanji served as the art director, while CoMix Wave Films and Story Inc. produced the movie, with TOHO handling distribution. Hollywood composer Kazuma Jinnouchi collaborated with RADWIMPS on the film’s score, while TikTok performer Toaka contributed one of the theme songs, titled “Suzume.”

“Suzume” 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.

Stay with us for latest anime updates!

Source: ANN

Leave a Reply

Scroll to Top