Culver City, California (December 15, 2023) – Open the door to the stunning animation of renowned filmmaker Makoto Shinkai as Crunchyroll brings a limited edition Blu-ray set of Suzume on March 12. The critically acclaimed film hit theaters globally on April 2023, and earned a 96% critics score and 98% audience score on making it “Certified Fresh.”  Suzume has received nominations from the Golden Globes,  Saturn Awards and ASTRA Film Awards. This limited edition Blu-ray edition of Suzume will include a beautiful 60-page art book, four art cards, a director’s commentary from Makoto Shinkai, and much more!

A calendar of additional titles in Crunchyrol’s lineup for March home video entertainment can also be found below:

Suzume  –  Limited Edition Blu-ray

On the other side of the door, was time in its entirety—

“Suzume” is a coming-of-age story for the 17-year-old protagonist, Suzume, set in various disaster-stricken locations across Japan, where she must close the doors causing devastation.

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.

—The stars, then sunset, and the morning sky.

Within that realm, it was as though all time had melted together in the sky…

Never-before-seen scenery, encounters and farewells… A myriad of challenges await her on her journey. Despite all the obstacles in her way, Suzume’s adventure shines a ray of hope upon our own struggles against the toughest roads of anxiety and constraints that make up everyday life. This story of closing doors that connect our past to the present and future will leave a lasting impression upon all of our hearts.

Drawn in by these mysterious doors, Suzume’s journey is about to begin.

  • Suzume – Limited Edition Exclusives

    • A breathtaking 60-page art book

    • Four art cards

  • Suzume – Limited Edition and Standard Edition Special Features

    • Director’s Commentary

    • Director’s Interview

    • Director’s Filmography Recap

    • RADWIMPS Interview

    • “The Making Of” Documentary

    • Ending Scene “Tadaima” Version

    • Special Commemoration Videos

    • Promo Video Collection

    • Teaser & Trailers

    • Roundtable Interview With Makoto Shinkai, Yojiro Noda & Kazuma Jinnouchi

Check out the full North American March 2024 home entertainment release calendar from Crunchyroll below:

(Release schedule is subject to change)

March 5, 2024

March 12. 2024

All titles listed above will be available to pre-order through the Crunchyroll Store along with more home video offerings for purchase.

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About The Author Varun Gupta

Varun Gupta is a BI Engineer that works in the entertainment industry. Throughout his entire life, Varun has had an immense love of animation and comics. An obsessive manga collector, he spends his free time attempting to read through his massive backlog of series, hoping to one day finish them all. Will he succeed in his perilous quest? Probably not, but at least he’s having fun doing it!

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