Makoto Shinkai’s anime film Suzume has passed 14 billion yen at the Japanese box office, becoming only the 15th film ever to do so in history.
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.
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.
Watch the Suzume trailer here:
As of March 5, Suzume has nabbed a total of 14.04 billion yen (US$104.73 million) and now ranks as the 15th highest-grossing film released in Japan ever.
Suzume is now showing in Philippine cinemas.
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