Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Tuesday Suzumethe latest fantasy adventure anime from Your name and Weathering With You Directed by Makoto Shinkai, it will be released in US and UK theaters on April 14. The film, which premiered in Japan on November 11, cut 1.33 million tickets and earned ¥1.88 billion (US$13.49 million) in its first three days in theaters.
The coming-of-age film follows the story of the eponymous Suzume, a 17-year-old girl living in the quiet rural town of Kyushu who meets Souta, a mysterious wanderer searching for a mystical door to another world. When Souta magically transforms into a chair while trying to close one of the doors, he and Suzume must work together as they travel across Japan, closing every door they find along the way to prevent disaster.
Although not confirmed, it is heavily implied by the trailer that Suzume takes place in the same universe as Your name and Weathering With You. We’ll have to wait until the film hits theaters to see if this theory is true, but from the looks of its new trailer, Suzume shaping up to be another critical and commercial success for Shinkai.
Suzume will open in US theaters on April 14.
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