Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume Movie Sets Early Preview Screenings in India and Achieves Box Office Success in Japan

Makoto Shinkai’s highly anticipated movie “Suzume” (Suzume no Tojimari) is set to have early preview screenings in several cities in India, according to an announcement made by PVR Pictures on its official Instagram account on Wednesday. The screenings will be held in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, and Bangalore, two weeks ahead of the movie’s formal release in India on April 21. The screenings will take place on April 9 at select PVR Cinemas locations, and attendees will have the opportunity to receive personally signed posters by Makoto Shinkai himself.

Suzume Main Characters by Animation Vibes

Suzume” has already seen massive success in Japan, where it debuted at the top of the charts and sold 1.33 million seats, grossing 1.88 billion yen (approximately US$13.49 million) in its first three days. This marks a 47.4% increase in revenue and a 38.7% increase in ticket sales compared to Shinkai’s critically acclaimed film “Your Name,” which made 1,277,960,000 yen ($12.51 million at the time) in its first three days. “Suzume” has had the best opening three days of any of Shinkai’s films, with ticket sales up 14.8% and revenue up 14.4% compared to his previous film, “Weathering With You.”

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As of Sunday, the movie’s overall box office receipts in Japan have reached 14,310,602,380 yen, or about US$109 million, surpassing the lifetime receipts of Shinkai’s prior movie, “Weathering With You,” which was 14.23 billion yen (or US$108 million in current conversion). This makes “Suzumethe eighth-highest-earning anime movie in Japan and the 14th highest-grossing movie overall in terms of box office revenue, just below Hayao Miyazaki’s “Ponyo,” which has a budget of 15.50 billion yen (roughly $118 million).

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“Suzume” centers around its protagonist Suzume Iwato, voiced by actress Nanoka Hara, and features the voice acting debut of Hokuto Matsumura, a member of the SixTONES idol group, as Sta Munakata, a young man who travels with Suzume as the “Door-Closing Master.” The script and direction of the film were both done by Makoto Shinkai, who is renowned for his previous works such as “Your Name” and “Weathering With You.” The film’s character designs were created by Masayoshi Tanaka, known for his work on “Your Name” and “Weathering With You,” while the animation was done by Kenichi Tsuchiya, who directed “Garden of Words.” The art direction was handled by Takumi Tanji, who has also worked on “Children Who Chase Lost Voices.” The movie was produced by CoMix Wave Films and Story Inc., and is being distributed by TOHO.

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The soundtrack of “Suzume” was composed by RADWIMPS and Kazuma Jinnouchi, a Hollywood composer with roots in Seattle known for his work on “Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045″ and “RWBY: Ice Queendom.” The movie also features a theme tune called “Suzume,” which is performed by TikTok artist Toaka.

With its early success in Japan and the upcoming screenings in India,Suzume” has been highly anticipated by fans of Makoto Shinkai’s work, and is expected to captivate audiences with its compelling story, stunning animation, and mesmerizing soundtrack

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