The director’s highly anticipated new film Makoto Shinkai, suzumewill hit theaters in April 2023. Crunchyroll, in partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment, Wild Bunch International and Eurozoom, announced it will hit theaters internationally (excluding Asia) on April 12, 2023. Here is the country version date breakdown:
April 12 in France and Malta
April 13 in Australia, Brazil, Germany, Mexico and New Zealand
April 14 in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Gibraltar, Ireland, Luxembourg, Great Britain and the United States
Additional dates for 2023 will be announced for additional territories in Latin America and EMEA
Suzume debuted in Japan on November 11 and has now surpassed 5.6 million admissions, 7.5 billion yen so far (approx. Here is the official synopsis of the film:
On the other side of the door was time in its entirety –
“Suzume” is a coming-of-age story for the 17-year-old protagonist Suzume, set in various disaster-ridden locations across Japan where she has to close the doors, wreaking havoc.
Suzume’s journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu (southwestern Japan) when she encounters a young man who tells her, “I’m looking for a door.” What Suzume finds is a single weather-beaten door standing upright amidst ruins , as if protected from any catastrophe. Seemingly drawn to his power, Suzume reaches for the doorknob… Across Japan, doors open one after another, bringing destruction to anyone who stands nearby. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disasters.
– The stars, then the sunset and the morning sky.
In this area it was as if all times in the sky had melted together…
Never-before-seen landscapes, encounters and farewells… Countless challenges await them on their journey. Despite all the obstacles in her path, Suzume’s adventure casts a ray of hope in our own struggle against the toughest roads of fear and compulsion that define everyday life. This story of closing doors that connect our past to the present and future will leave a lasting impression on all of our hearts.
Drawn to these mysterious doors, Suzume’s journey is about to begin.
Based on the trailers and early reception in Japan, the film looks fantastic. Don’t miss your chance to see it in cinemas.