Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume Is The #16 Most Popular Anime Movie In Japan

Suzume has sold more than 6.36 million tickets

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Suzume no Tojimari

Suzume no Tojimari the movie by Makoto Shinkai has been a huge success in Japan. The movie has sold a cumulative total of 6.36 million tickets, amounting to 8,592,509,010 yen (Approx US$62.36 million).

This ranks the movie as the 68th highest-earning movie and the 16th highest-earning anime film of all time in Japan.

The film launched in Japanese cinemas on November 11 at the #1 position, earning 1.88 Billion Yen (Approx US$13.49 million) in just three days.

To much surprise, Suzume sold 38.7% more tickets and earned 47.4% more than your name, Shinkai’s classic movie, which earned  1,277,960,000 yen (Approx US$12.51 million at the time) in its first three days.

Some other movies that Suzume has earned more than include the most successful Pokémon movie (Pokémon: The First Movie), Stand By Me Doraemon, and Hideaki Anno‘s Shin Godzilla.

More about Suzume no Tojimari: 


  • Makoto Shinkai directed the movie and wrote the screenplay and is also credited for the original story. He is popular for his works like Your Name and Weathering With You.
  • The character designs are the work of Masayoshi Tanaka, who is popular for his work on Your Name and Weathering With You. 
  • Kenichi Tsuchiya, known for your name.Garden of Words, is the animation director for the movie.
  • Takumi Tanji is the art director, popular for Children Who Chase Lost Voices.

Sources: Kōgyō Tsūshin, Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web