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“Suzume no Tojimari”, the Makoto Shinkai film, will be distributed by Crunchyroll

The new tape makoto shinkai“Suzume no Tojimari”, will be distributed globally by Crunchyroll from the beginning of 2023. The agreement was finalized within the framework of the Cannes Film Festival, which opened last Tuesday.

“Suzume no Tojimari” will be released this November 11 in Japan, and will be distributed to other countries around the world in early 2023. In Latin America, Crunchyroll will join forces with Sony Pictures Entertainment to screen the film.

Crunchyroll’s Head of Content, Asa Suehira; Wild Bunch International CEO Vincent Maraval; and Akihiro Takeda of TOHO were in charge of closing the distribution agreement. Meanwhile, the rights are handled worldwide by the Japanese film production company TOHO.

“It is with humility and honor that CoMix Wave Films, Makoto Shinkai and TOHO have decided to partner with Crunchyroll on the next artwork (…) This is also a great opportunity to work with our partners at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Wild Bunch International in distributing from jointly this film in a wide variety of territories. We know that both animation fans and the general audience will fall in love with this prestigious film, and we can’t wait to see the reaction and reception it will have in theaters, festivals and award shows.”said Rahul Purini, president of Crunchyroll.

For his part, Vincent Maraval, president of Wild Bunch International, pointed out that “Makoto Shinkai is an important artist that we have wanted to work with for a long time. He is a talented director whom we welcome into our family of film masters and are proud to be able to bring his vision to the world of filmmaking around the world.”

It should be noted that Makoto Shinkai has been considered a visionary in the world of animation; In addition, he premiered the films “Your Name” (2016) and “Weathering With You” (2019), which have positioned him as one of the main internationally recognized filmmakers.

Source: Elcomercio

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