Yen Press just announced the acquisition of Suzume, the most recent novel from renowned creator Makoto Shinkai. The 2022 anime film of the same name has since exceeded 12 billion yen (about US$90.7 million) in box office revenue and has dominated the Japanese movie segment as one of the top films of 2022. Suzume is Makoto Shinkai’s thirteenth directorial work, following Weathering with You’s release in 2019. The print and digital versions will be released in July 2023.
Yen Press summates the manga:
Suzume Iwato lives with her aunt in a quiet port town in Kyushu, Japan. One day, on her way to school, she runs into a young man looking for a door and follows him to a ruin in the mountains. Standing alone amid the collapsed walls is a single old white door, and as if pulled by an invisible force, Suzume reaches out her hand to open it… Eventually, doors begin to open up one after another across Japan, and they must be closed before disaster crosses over from the other side. Follow Suzume’s journey to do just that in this novelization of Makoto Shinkai’s film, written by the director himself.
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