If you missed Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume when it first appeared in theaters last spring, you’ve been gifted a second chance. The film has returned to US screens this weekend. For those who forgot, Makoto Shinkai is the guy who made “Your Name.” And for those who forgot what Suzume is, it’s the talking chair movie.
Suzume no Tojimari
We have a US release date for Suzume! The third film from mega-successful director Makoto Shinkai (Your Name, Weathering With You) is almost here, and it will play in theaters across the US this spring. Distributor Crunchyroll confirmed the news today.
We’ve reported several times by now on Suzume, the upcoming third animated movie from Makoto Shinkai (the one behind Your Name, the most successful anime movie of all time). Details were kept vague, but the story seemed solid enough. There was one detail, however, that Sinkai was purposely leaving out. Today the newest trailer was released and we now know the truth. This story has an element that’s, uh, interesting.
Earlier in the year, the next anime film from director Makato Shinkai (Your Name, Weathering With You) was revealed: Suzume no Tojimari, now just called “Suzume.” We’ve now got a trailer for the film as well as some new details about the plot and the lead actress.
Normally we hear about anime acquisitions when the anime is already done, but today Crunchtyroll announced they’ve landed the global rights to an anticipated anime movie that won’t be released in Japan for at least six months. Why would they strike so early on this one? Because it’s the next movie from Makoto Shinkai, director of Japan’s biggest hit film to date, “Your Name.” After that film and Weathering Eith You, his next feature will be called Suzume no Tojimari.