Suzume no tojimari! After its release last weekend in theaters in Japan, watch Suzume no Tojimari by director Makoto Shinkai. Suzume no Tojimari (Suzume's Locking Up) managed to become the ninth most successful anime film in the entire history of world cinema.
Suzume no tojimari should be noted that Upcoming US is the second market. That most promoted the successes of the director's previous films. Such as Kimi no Na wa (Your Name) and Tenki no Ko (Weathering With You).
So, according to Shinkai himself, during its first three-day opening weekend in Japan. Suzume no Tojimari grossed 340 million yuan $49.35 million with more than 10 million tickets sold.
This figure has managed to exceed and, by far, the 1.88 billion yen than 14.28 million dollars collected during. The opening weekend of said film in Japan, which also had already become the best opening weekend for a Makoto Shinkai film. In his native country, and in turn the best start in China for a movie by the director.
However, the film has already been released in various Asian territories. Achieving the following numbers: In South Korea, it has raised 23.92 million dollars. In Taiwan, 5.91 million, in Hong Kong, 2.49 million and, as already mentioned, in Japan 106.38 million until last week.
That being said, Suzume no tojimari has grossed $188.12 million across all countries worldwide. It has been released as of March 27, making it the ninth highest-grossing anime film of all time. Surpassing thus to Pokémon: The First Movie, which had been in the top ten since 1999.
On the other hand, it should be noted that the film premiered on November 11 in Japan. And will hit theaters in United States, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, France, United Kingdom on November 13. April, while Colombia will arrive on April 20. Likewise, the dates for the rest of the Latin American countries will be announced soon by Crunchyroll.
This movie is the latest work by director Makoto Shinkai. Which will be released on Friday, November 11, 2022. Harana Noka, who the director discovered from over 1700 auditions. Breathes life into her heroine Suzume's voice.
Souta Munakata is the "Traveling Youth" who uses the key to close the door. Standing in the ruins when he passes by a sparrow under clear sunny weather. Sota, a "master of closing" whose mission is to close the door that brings "disaster". Travels in search of entries that appear in various parts of Japan. Meets a sparrow on the way to the ruins where the door is located. The trailer shows Suzume trying hard to close the door.
And the name of the mysterious "white cat" that suddenly appeared in front of Suzume no tojimari was Daijin. Taking various poses before the camera, its existence is also spreading on SNS. He can also speak the language of humans and often appears in places where doors open, tossing sparrows. Daijin has become such a hot topic that the "# Daijin to Issho" tag has been born; what are its identity and purpose?.
What's even more eye-catching in the preview video is a sparrow chair that runs around on three legs as if it were alive. She is a chair for children that Suzume used when she was young. The appearance of moving on a ferry leaving the port and running up a slope with Suzume no tojimari is revealed.
She is a sparrow who travels to close the doors of "disaster" that open all over Japan. What kind of story will be spun with the important characters of this work surrounding such a sparrow?.
17-year-old Suzume Iwato, who lives in Kyushu, meets Sota Munakata, a traveling young man looking for a door. After following him, she reaches a ruin in the mountains. Sparrow finds an old door that seems to have been left behind from the collapse, and she reaches out to it as if being drawn to it. Since disaster is coming from the other side of the door, Suzume decides to embark on a "door-locking journey" to close her door. She was a sparrow who kept moving forward despite being hit by many surprises and difficulties.
Young actress Harana Noka, who has appeared in "Tsumi no Koe" and "My heart beats because of you," was selected. As the voice actress for her main character, Suzume, after an audition. The role of Sota is Hokuto Matsumura of "SixTONES," his first challenge as a voice actor. Other voice actors include Eri Fukatsu, Shota Someya, Sari Ito, Kotone Hanase, and Hakuoh Matsumoto. The music was also handled by "RADWIMPS," the third tag team with director Shinkai and composer Kazuma Jinnouchi. The first Japanese animation film in Berlin in 21 years since "Spirited Away". Which won the Golden Bear Award at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival in 2023. Entered the festival competition.
This time it's "Sparrow's Door Lock." Makoto Shinkai's first new work in three years and a hit in Japan. When it was released in South Korea on March 8, it ranked number one for the first time. In the daily ranking of the Korean Film Promotion Committee's integrated network for movie tickets. After that, it held the number one position for 15 days. On March 21, the cumulative number of spectators surpassed 2 million (as of March 23, the cumulative number of viewers was 2,141,388).
This is because "Your name is." was released in Korea in January 2017. ] attracted a total of 3,673,876 spectators. Until then, the most popular Japanese anime in Korea was Ghibli works such as "Howl's Moving Castle" (2,614,043 viewers), but "Your Name." beat out many Studio Ghibli films to become the highest-grossing Japanese movie in Korea (May 2017).
"What is your name?" Shinkai is known in South Korea as the "master of the Japanese animation world" (Yonhap News). But in reality, among Korean anime fans, "Your Name."] It was a known existed before the release.
The first time that name came to the fore was Shinkai's first feature film, "Kumo no Mukou, Promised Place" (2004). The name became known when the same work won the Excellence Award at the Seoul International Cartoon Animation Festival in 2005. It became a standard for the director to visit Korea to promote the new job when it was completed.
In 2007, at the time of "5 Centimeters Per Second", his attention to giving his fans an autograph with his name written in Korean became a hot topic. When I came to Korea in 2017 to coincide with the release of ", I said, "I visit Korea every time I make a work. The food is also samgyetang," and his love for Korea became a hot topic.
In Makoto Shinkai's latest work, "Suzume no tojimari," alert sounds frequently appear. It may have been the first time I've been so frightened by a sound coming from a movie theater's speakers.
"Suzume no Tojimemari" is a movie about the Great East Japan Earthquake. In particular, people of the generation who experienced the earthquake need to be more than a little prepared.
In this article, I would like to discuss the relationship between Tamaki and Suzume and Daijin's role while touching on.
High school student Suzume Iwato (Hara Nohana) dreamed of her late mother when she was young. In her dreams, young Suzume no tojimari wanders the ruined town, screaming for her mother. When she woke up, she was crying Suzume.
That morning, Suzume meets a young man, Sota Munakata (Hokuto Matsumura), who is searching for her ruins. Suzume tells him about the location of the forgotten former hot spring town. But she becomes curious about Sota and follows him into the ruins alone. And she finds an abandoned door in ruins.
Suzume lost her mother when she was young, and since then, she has been living with her aunt Tamaki. Tamaki is Suzume's adoptive parent, but she is not her "real parent." And for Tamaki, Suzume is also her family, not her "real child." The current Iwato family is conscious of each other and lives with consideration for each other.
If you listen to RADWIMPS's song "TAMAKI," inspired by this work, you will understand Tamaki's feelings. The song begins with the line, "I hated you." Suddenly, her hatred for Suzume is spoken. But there's also a line in the music that goes like this.
To Tamaki, Suzume was a detestable opponent who had robbed her of her potential, and at the same time, she was her hope for living. For Tamaki, who has no children, the 12 years she spent with her Suzume prove she has lived. It is believed that this complicated feeling of love and hate also led to her overprotection of Suzume.
This is a quote from the novel. Suzume eats the charaben made by Tamaki every day but doesn't enjoy it. This is because she has a sense of humility that she is not a birth parent. Suzume feels guilty about Tamaki.
Lines tell few scenes, but if you watch the movie, you can feel the distance between the two who have created a "family" in an exquisite way. However, for this reason alone, it's hard to assert that "this movie is the story of Suzume and Tamaki!.
What was Daijin's role in this work? Daijin guides Suzume and helps seal the worms, but his role continues. If this work is "the story of Suzume and Tamaki," Daijin's hidden role becomes visible.
The relationship between Daijin and Suzume began with Suzume's words, "Will you be my child?". After that, Daijin steals Sota from Suzume, but young Suzume also robs Tamaki of her marriage and freedom.
The highlight is the scene in the middle of the movie where they reject each other. In the basement of her Imperial Palace, Suzume leaves Daijin, who turned Sota into a keystone with strong words. Meanwhile, Tamaki reveals her true feelings towards Suzume in the service area. He has been influenced by Sadaijin, which resulted in him rejecting Suzume.
What Daijin and young Suzume no tojimari have in common is that they are infinitely innocent and have no malice. At first glance, Daijin looks like a villain, but his principle of action is only "goodwill for Suzume." Daijin tried to be alone with Suzume by removing the intruder (Sota).
Young Suzume might have unconsciously and innocently stolen something important from Tamaki. However, we must not forget that Tamaki and Suzume said, "Will you be my child?".