The film tells the story of Suzume, a 17-year-old schoolgirl living in Kyushu. She coincidentally meets Sota, a final year student with dreams of becoming a teacher, on a journey to find doors. Following Sota to a tourist area, Suzume finds an old door that looks like it was left in ruins.
After Suzume accidentally opened the door, not long after, strange doors opened across Japan one after another, bringing disaster from the afterlife. High school girl Suzume decided to start a journey around Japan to close all the doors, protect the peaceful world. Despite the many dangers on the road, Suzume continued to move forward…
And did not disappoint the audience, right from its debut, Suzume received a rain of compliments from both domestic and foreign audiences, achieved a towering rating and became one of the names covered worldwide. Japanese land.
Loved by both professionals and audiences
The Shinkai Makoto itself is both a guarantee, but also a shadow too big when his Your Name or Weathering with You was a huge success. Therefore, Shinkai’s new work – Lock the Door Suzume is expected by many people in terms of both quality and box office revenue.
Indeed, Suzume drew 1.331 million moviegoers to theaters, grossing 1.884 billion yen in its opening weekend, making it Shinkai Makoto’s film with the best opening record. At the same time, the film is also very popular with experts and audiences, when it was released with 86% fresh on the review site Rotten Tomatoes, with a rating of 78 points – a high score on the review site Metascore.
Lock the Door Suzume received nominations for Best Anime at the 47th Hochi Film Awards or the 77th Mainichi Film Contest; received nominations from the Japan Film Academy for “Best Animation” and “Best Music” for the soundtrack by RADWIMPS.
Suzume was also shortlisted at the Berlin Film Festival, becoming the second anime film to achieve this feat since the hit “Spirited Away” in 2001.
Top 2 Shinkai Makoto movies with the highest rating
Many great films have made the name of “Sorrow Witch” Shinkai Makoto. It can be said that the most prominent is Your Name – revolving around the story of exchanging souls of two young people with completely different identities and living circumstances. The film has a rating of 98% Fresh Tomatoes on Rotten Tomatoes; 8.4/10 rating from both experts and audiences on the popular IMDB review site; 79 points from critics on Metacritic.
Weathering with You (The Child of the Weather) in theaters in 2019, tells the story of a guy with extraordinary abilities and mediocre abilities, who meets and falls in love with a girl who knows how to control the weather is not ordinary at all, and then he knew it was his duty to protect this girl. Weathering with You has a rating of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, 7.5 on IMDB and 72 on Metacritic.
The next 3 excellent films, in order of IMDB rating of the audience and critics respectively: 5cm/s (2007) with 7.5 points, The Garden of Words (2013) with 7.4 points, and Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011) with 7.1 points.
Up to now, Suzume has officially surpassed the above bright names, becoming the top 2 Shinkai Makoto movies with the highest rating after the legendary Your Name, with an impressive achievement: 7.8 points above IMDB, 78 points from critics on Metacritics.
The image is covered all over social networks
Promotional images of the movie
As part of a series of promotional activities, the image of the movie Lock the Door Suzume is widely covered at cinemas, commercial centers as well as public transport in Japan.
Not only that, Japanese netizens, influencers, and content creators also constantly share works inspired by the film on their social networking sites Instagram or Twitter.
Indonesian photographer and series inspired by Lock the Door Suzume
The cafe in Japan designed its own dish, inspired by the chair that appeared in the movie
Content creator and the work of “making ice cream boxes” inspired by the cat and chair appearing in the movie
Lock the door, Suzume will come to Vietnamese audiences on March 10, 2023.