New spinoff novel focusing on Suzume’s aunt Tamaki available in Japanese theaters on December 24th
The official website for Makoto Shinkai‘s Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari) film announced Monday that starting Dec. 24, participating theaters will begin distributing a new spinoff novel for the film to theatergoers while supplies last. The spinoff novel, titled Suzume no Tojimari ~Tamaki-san no Monogatari~, will focus on Suzume’s aunt Tamaki. Only 150,000 copies of the novel will be available.
Shinkai wrote the story after production on the film wrapped.
The film opened in Japan at number 1 on November 11, selling 1.33 million tickets and earning ¥1.88 billion (approximately US$13.49 million) in its first three days. The film sold 38.7% more tickets and earned 47.4% more than Shinkai’s credit your name. film, which earned ¥1,277,960,000 (about $12.51 million at the time) in its first three days. It also sold 14.8% more tickets and grossed 14.4% more than Shinkai’s previous film Weathering with youmarking the strongest three-day opening of Shinkai’s films.
The film has now sold a total of 5.61 million tickets for ¥7,595,005,820 (approximately $55.69 million) as of December 4. It is now the #87 film of all time at the Japanese box office.
Crunchyroll, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Wild bunch Internationally, and Eurozoom will screen the film worldwide except in Asia starting April 12, 2023. Crunchyroll will handle North American distribution, while Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment will handle distribution in Latin America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Africa and parts of Europe. Crunchyroll, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Wild bunch Internationally, and Eurozoom will release the film in French- and German-speaking Europe.
Actress Nanoka Hara voices the heroine Suzume Iwato in the film. SIX TONE idol group member Hokuto Matsumura (feature film Liar × Liar the film’s Tōru, live-action xxxHOLiC the film’s Shizuka Doumeki) made her voice acting debut in the film as Sōta Munakata, a young man who embarks on a journey with Suzume as the “Door-Closing Master”.
Shinkai (your name., Weathering with you) directed the film and wrote the screenplay. He is also credited with the original story. Masayoshi Tanaka (your name., Weathering with you) designed the characters. Kenichi Tsuchiya (your name., The garden of words) was the animation director. Takumi Tanji (Children chasing lost votes) was art director. CoMix Wave Movies and Story Inc. produced the film. TOHO distributes the film. RAD WIMPS scored the film. Seattle-based Hollywood film composer Kazuma Jinnouchi (Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, RWBY: Ice Queendom) scored the film alongside RAD WIMPS. TikTok performer Tobacco performed one of the film’s theme songs “Suzume”.
Sources: Suzume anime movie website, Comic Natalie