Makoto Shinkai’s “Suzume” to Receive UK Cinematic Release on 14th April 2023

Crunchyroll have confirmed that Makoto Shinkai’s latest feature-length-film Suzume, otherwise known in Japan as Suzume no Tojimari, will be released in cinemas across the United Kingdom on 14th April 2023.

In the UK the film will be distributed by Crunchyroll in partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment, Wild Bunch International, and Eurozoom, Suzume is the latest film to be directed by Makoto Shinkai, and animated by Comix Wave Films, and sees the story of a young girl travelling through various ruins across Japan while closing doors that cause disaster. Of Course, that’s not all that happens, as shown in the newly released trailer.

Synopsis:
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-stricken locations across Japan, where she must close doors causing devastation. 
 
Suzume’s journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu (located in southwestern Japan) when she encounters a young man who tells her, “I’m looking for a door.” What Suzume finds is a single weathered door standing upright in the midst of ruins as though it was shielded from whatever catastrophe struck. Seemingly drawn by its power, Suzume reaches for the knob… Doors begin to open one after another all across Japan, unleashing destruction upon any who are near. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disaster.
 
—The stars, then sunset, and the morning sky.
 
Within that realm, it was as though all time had melted together in the sky…
 
Never-before-seen scenery, encounters, and farewell. A myriad of challenges await her on her journey. Despite the obstacles in her way, Suzume’s adventure shines a ray of hope upon our own struggles against the toughest roads of anxiety and constraints that make up everyday life. This story of closing doors that connect our past to the present and future will leave a lasting impression upon.  
 
Drawn in by these mysterious doors, Suzume’s journey is about to begin.

We expect that tickets will become available to pre-book shortly before the films release next year and further details, such as screening locations and audio formats, will be confirmed at a later date. At the very least however we know that the film will receive its UK cinematic release on 14th April 2023.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK, but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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