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Netflix Streams Suzume in 169 Different Countries, Including U.S.

Suzume’s US Release Date, English Cast Announced

Netflix has gotten the rights to stream writer/director Makoto Shinkai’s highly successful anime movie Suzume in 169 countries. And, yes, the United States is one of them. Netflix also notes it will be offering the film to even more nations in 2025.

The streaming service said that offering Suzume is meant to “expand its extensive anime library.” Netflix has shown a serious interest in anime, including sometimes making its own.

In addition to this, Suzume is already available on Crunchyroll.

Here is an official synopsis for Suzume:

“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.”

Source: Netflix via ANN


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.