1. How does the director remark on this movie?
Makoto Shinkai is a well-known anime director known for great films like Your Name and Weathering With You. His newest film, Suzume no Tojimari, involves a complicated romance. Some readers might already be confused by the title of this article, but it’s (surprisingly) not entirely misleading.
The high school girl is named Suzume, and she falls in love with a man named Sota Munakata as they explore several mysterious doors that keep opening. Bizarrely enough, that man transforms into a yellow chair when a white cat meets them. Many anime fans absolutely adored Your Name, and it quickly became one of the most successful anime movies of all time. Makoto Shinkai’s other movies have also been successful in their own right, so it’s worth seeing what Suzume no Tojimari has to offer by comparison.
Many anime fans absolutely adored Your Name, and it quickly became one of the most successful anime movies of all time. Makoto Shinkai’s other movies have also been successful in their own right, so it’s worth seeing what Suzume no Tojimari has to offer by comparison.
This romantic movie seems much more comedic based on its opening premise. Suzume is seen chasing her yellow chair love around town and even tries to kiss it. However, it’s Suzume no Tojimari isn’t a comedy.
Suzume and her love interest need to stop certain doors from opening throughout Japan. The main reason for that plot point is because those doors unveil havoc and destruction in regions where they’re allowed to be opened. This movie has been planned since January 2020, with its animation beginning in April 2021. Suzume no Tojimari will differ from Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name and Weathering With You in that it features a post-apocalyptic theme.
2. Anime fans react to the romance between a high school girl and a chair
Unsurprisingly, the most notable thing from this movie that people are talking about is the romance between a high school girl and a chair. The main male love interest does look notably older than Suzume, so that aspect does make some viewers uncomfortable.
On a similar note, the absurdity of the chair concept has also endeared Suzume no Tojimari to some anime fans. The following tweet even lampshades how Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name and Weathering With You also had silly premises involving romance.
Your Name and Weathering With You received a ton of praise upon their launch, so a silly premise shouldn’t be enough to prevent Suzume no Tojimari from reaching similar success. The trailer included in this tweet also has English subs, which is something that the original teaser did not have.
The idea of a romance between a high school girl and a guy who turns into a chair is certainly unexpected. Anime fans will see if it lives up to the success of its predecessors after it debuts on November 11, 2022.
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