Mikato Shinkai's Suzume coming to UK cinemas 14th April 2023

Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume UK Release Date Announced Watch Trailer!


Middle of November I was able to live the dream and head to Tokyo, Japan. Whilst there one film that was every advertising space in the city was Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume. Today Crunchyroll announce that film arrive in UK and Irish cinemas in April 2023.

The film’s official UK Trailer has been released.

My time in Tokyo, the anime was just released which saw it stay number one for 3 weeks. Shinkai brought us Your Name (2016) and Weathering With You (2019). The latter film became Japan’s Oscar entry at the 47th Academy Awards, could it happen again?

The film tells the story of a young girl travelling through various ruins across Japan while closing doors that cause disaster. All the tropes we expect from Shinkai, I think we can expect you’ll enjoy this one!

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.

Makoto Shinkai‘s Suzume will be released in UK and Irish cinemas from 14th April 2023.