As of January 3, 2023 more than 8.51 million tickets had been sold for Suzume no Tojimari, generating 11.35 billion yen, or 87 million US dollars. The film debuted on November 11,2022 and since then, it has climbed the box office rankings to rank as the 30th-highest-grossing film of all time in Japan. The most recent anime movie from Makoto Shinkai, Suzume, has a reason to celebrate as the festive spirit of the New Year wanes and people return to their busy programs because it has mounted to number 30 on the Japanese box office all-time checklist. Even though the film’s position in the charts continued to rise over the New Year, it remained in second place to The First Slam Dunk on the weekend charts.
Suzume no Tojimari is ultimately the story of a young woman who sets out on a literal quest to overcome a deeply ingrained trauma that affects a sizeable portion of Japan. Suzume has been a Tohoku earthquake survivor since 2011. She did survive, but her mother did not. Even though she appears to be a typical, happy teen, this is her mask used for her protection against the outside world. Suzume’s house is off-limits to anyone, not even her aunt, with whom she has shared a home for ten years. Due to the distance she has created, she won’t feel as much pain as she did when her mother passed away, but will be unable to recover completely from the loss.
It was directed by Shinkai, who also wrote the screenplay and is credited with creating the original story for the Suzume film. Masayoshi Tanaka created the characters, with Kenichi Tsuchiya directing the animation. CoMix Wave Films oversaw the animation project, and Takumi Tanji provided the Art direction. Even though the plot was predictable, the film still had a lot of twists and turns.
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