Crunchyroll Reveals Suzume’s April International Release Date

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Crunchyroll has revealed April to be the international (sans Asia) release date for Makoto Shinkai‘s Suzume film.

France and Malta will be the first to screen Suzume on April 12, followed by Australia, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, and New Zealand on April 13. The film will premiere in the United State, United Kingdom, and Canada on April 14.

Other countries that are screening the show from April 14 are Austria, Belgium, Gibraltar, Ireland, and Luxembourg. The dates for Latin America and EMEA territories, which are simply stated to be within 2023, will be revealed later.

Suzume premiered in Japan on November 11 and has made 7.595 billion yen (~US$55.36 million) in the country so far. It will make its way to Southeast Asia sometime in the near future.

Crunchyroll describes the film as: 

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.

Shinkai served as writer and original creator in addition to directing. The other staff includes Masayoshi Tanaka (Weathering With You and Your Name co-character designer, Her Blue Sky) as character designer, Kenichi Tsuchiya (Flavors of Youth “Love in Shanghai” character designerYour Name) as animation director, Takumi Tanji (Your Name co-art director, Children Who Chase Lost Voices) as art director, and RADWIMPS (Your Name, Weathering With You) and Kazuma Jinnouchi (Ultraman and Ghost In The Shell SAC_2045 co-composer) as music composers. CoMix Wave Films is the animation production company.

Meanwhile, the cast includes Nanoka Hara as Suzume Iwato, Hokuto Matsumura as Sota Munakata, Eri Fukatsu as Tamaki Iwato, Shouta Sometani as Minoru Okabe, Sairi Ito as Rumi Ninomiya, Kotone Hanase as Chika Amabe, Kana Hanazawa as Tsubame Iwato, and Hakuo Matsumoto as Sota’s grandfather.

Update and correction: Added the specific regional dates instead of stating April 14 to be the blanket international release date for Suzume.

Source: Press release

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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