‘Suzume no Tojimari’ Film Dethrones ‘One Piece Film: Red’ from #1

Makoto Shinkai movies are the reason for the anime industry’s recent global popularity. After films like ‘Your Name’ and ‘Weathering With You,’ it’s only natural that his latest ‘Suzume no Tojimari’ breaks records at the box office.

The film is based on Shinkai’s usual fantasy elements related to natural disasters and a girl who is the source and the solution. For this one, Suzume is the girl who opens the door to catastrophe and now has to travel across Japan to prevent calamities.

‘Suzume no Tojimari’ debuted at the Japanese box office on November 11 and snatched the #1 spot from ‘One Piece Film: Red’ during the opening weekend.


Over 1.88 billion yen

Over 1.33 million spectators! !

No. 1 rocket start in the history of Makoto Shinkai’s work

In addition, it will be the highest number in the history of a director’s work

Distribution has also been decided in 199 countries and regions around the world

Still a sparrow’s journey

Just started!

Thank you for being so supportive of “#Suzume no Tojimarii”!

#Makoto Shinkai

#Now showing blockbuster

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The film sold over 1.33 million tickets during the first three days and earned a whopping 1.88 billion yen (approx. US$13.49 million). It grabbed the #1 place at the box office, finally putting ‘One Piece Film: Red’ at #3 during its 15th weekend.

‘Suzume no Tojimari’ sold 38.7% more tickets and earned 47.4% more than Shinkai’s most popular work, ‘Your Name.’ The movie also grossed 14.4% more sales than ‘Weathering With You,’ earning it the title for the best opening weekend out of all Shinkai’s films.

‘Suzume no Tojimari’ Film Dethrones ‘One Piece Film: Red’ from #1
Weathering With You (Left) and Your Name (Right) | Source: Twitter
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Shinkai’s work is famous for its breathtaking scenery, complex characters, and some soul-touching music. As if those three factors weren’t enough, the filmmaker is a great writer and gives us a story that shakes us from the inside.

Even if you don’t like Shinkai’s films, there’s no way you feel the same about the music too. There’s not one otaku who doesn’t have ‘Nandemonaiya’ on their playlists, and RADWIMPS is why.

The rock band has also revealed that the ‘Suzume no Tojimari’ film’s soundtrack is now available for streaming on Spotify, iTunes, and more.

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Movie “Suzume no Tojimari” soundtrack,


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#sparrow door lock

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‘Suzume no Tojimari’ is a movie that should be experienced at least once in a movie theater. It’s a must-watch for everyone who loves Shinkai and a story that shakes you to the core.

Trust me, you do not want to miss out on this one.

About Suzume no Tojimari

Suzume no Tojimari is an anime film by Makoto Shinkai. It premiered on November 11, 2022. A novel adaptation was released in August 2022, also written by Shinkai.

The film focuses on Suzume, a 17-year-old girl who meets a young man looking for a door. Suzume finds a strange door among the ruins and opens it, but due to it many doors start opening around Japan, causing disasters. Now, Suzume has to close all of them to save Japan.

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