Exciting news for anime fans all over the world! The highly anticipated English dub cast and staff for Makoto Shinkai’s latest masterpiece, Suzume, has just been announced by Crunchyroll. The lead character, Suzume, will be voiced by none other than Nichole Sakura, known for her outstanding work in Star Wars: Visions and Superstore.
And the English dub will be directed by Bill Millsap at Bang Zoom! Studios, with Eric P. Sherman as the producer, alongside co-producers Mami Okada and Mio Moroe. Okada is also the casting director, and Jessica Peace will take charge as the production manager. Kana Ozaki, April Garner, and Yna Vergara will be the production coordinators, while Patrick Rodman will supervise the sound. Ben Harrington will handle the re-recording mix, and Krystal Holmes, Jonathan Brannen, and Kenneth Thompson will be the recording engineers. Ismael Yanez is the audio operations manager, Christopher March and Samuel Carrillo are the assistant engineers, and Megumi M. Tsuji is the video technician.
- Josh Keaton as Sōta Munakata
- Jennifer Sun Bell as Tamaki Iwato
- Joe Zieja as Tomoya Serizawa
- Lena Josephien Marano as Daijin
- Bennet Hetrick as Suzume (Young)
- Rosalie Chiang as Chika Amabe
- Roger Craig Smith as Minoru Okabe
- Amanda C. Miller as Rumi Ninomiya
- Mela Lee as Miki
- Cam Clarke as Hitsujiro Munakata
- Allegra Clark as Tsubame Iwato
- Abby Trott as Aya
- Jennie Kwan as Mami
- Jake Eberle as Shige
But that’s not all! Suzume has already made waves in Japan, earning an impressive cumulative total of about 14,218,719,280 yen (which is roughly equivalent to US$108.10 million) as of last Sunday. This makes it the ninth highest-grossing anime film of all time in Japan and the 15th highest-grossing film of all time in the country. In fact, it even surpassed Jujutsu Kaisen 0 at the box office.
The story of Suzume is truly captivating. It follows a girl named Suzume who possesses a mysterious ability to close doors that lead to other worlds. Together with Sota, a young man voiced by Hokuto Matsumura, she embarks on a journey to master her powers and uncover the secrets of her past. With such a thrilling plot, combined with stunning animation and an amazing soundtrack featuring the talents of Kazuma Jinnouchi and RADWIMPS, it’s no surprise that Suzume has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide.
Wishing our Indian anime community all the very best for the exam season, and as soon as you're done with all the tests, we have a special summer release waiting for you!#Suzume releasing on 21st April!#AnimeInIndia #Anime #AnimeMovie #AnimeFilm #MakotoShinkai @shinkaimakoto pic.twitter.com/sl6FHqhAkH— PVR Pictures (@PicturesPVR) February 6, 2023
Crunchyroll, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Wild Bunch International, and Eurozoom plan to release the film globally, except in Asia, starting on April 12. Crunchyroll will handle North American distribution, while Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment will distribute the film in Latin America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Africa, and portions of Europe. Additionally, the film will be released in French- and German-speaking Europe by Crunchyroll, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Wild Bunch International, and Eurozoom. In total, Suzume will be screened in 199 countries and territories.
It’s clear that Suzume is a must-watch film for all anime fans out there. The combination of Shinkai’s incredible storytelling skills, along with the talented cast and staff, promises an unforgettable experience for viewers. So mark your calendars and get ready to immerse yourself in the world of Suzume!