Japanese animated fantasy adventure "Suzume" leads China's box office chart

Japanese animated fantasy adventure “Suzume” leads China’s box office chart

Statistics from China Movie Data Information Network showed that the Japanese animated fantasy adventure film “Suzume” stayed on top of the Chinese mainland box office chart on Tuesday.

The film generated a total daily box office of 23.94 million yuan (about 3.5 million U.S. dollars) on its twelfth day of screening.

The Chinese adaptation of the classic Japanese family drama “Hachiko” came in second, grossing over 14.95 million yuan on its fifth day of screening.

It was followed by the domestic comedy “Post Truth,” which raked in about 8.31 million yuan on Tuesday.

The Story

17-year-old Suzume’s journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu 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 mesmerized 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.

Within that realm, it was as though all time had melted together in the sky–guided by these mysterious doors, Suzume’s journey to close doors is about to begin.


Video Credits: Rotten Tomatoes
Video Credits: Anime Select

US Release Date: April 14, 2023.

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