© 400 Suzume Film Partners If you watched and were There’s a reason behind how, as it turns out, the male love interest takes up a large portion of the movie as a chair while the heroine hangs out with other female characters. In an interview with Looper, the director Makoto Shinkai explained that he wanted to tone down the romance, so Sōta became a chair.
In fact, Shinkai stated that he was tired of making the usual boy-meets-girl movies. “I feel like I [did] everything I could possibly do in terms of ‘boy meets girl’ and ‘will they, will they meet,'” he said. “At first, I wanted to make the story movie, about the journey of Suzuki and another girl.” He added that he wanted to “move to a more sisterly romance,” but was told by his producers to stick to a romance more in line with his previous work, Because even though Makoto Shinkai is tired of it, his audience still loves it.
Shinkai, on the other hand, said he was less concerned with LGBTQ commentary than telling a human story with a universal theme. He said that stories would also have if the heroine was male or even non-binary Same effect. “It’s not necessarily a male/female context; it’s about humans overcoming certain things.”
Looper It was also reported (according to a tweet by freelance journalist Mihoko Aoyagi last April) that Makoto Shinkai told Japan last year Members of the media and a producer think it’s “too early” to make a road trip movie about two women.
This movie was released in Japan in November #1 12. The movie grossed about $5 million in the U.S. during its opening weekend in April 12. Crunchyroll is showing this movie in Japanese with English subtitles and English dub.
, Sony Pictures Entertainment , Wild Bunch International and Eurozoom is showing this film worldwide except Asia starting in April. Crunchyroll for North American distribution, while Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment responsible for Latin America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East, Africa and parts of Europe distribution. Crispy Roll , Sony Pictures Entertainment , Red Dead Redemption International and Eurozoom is releasing the film in French and German speaking Europe. The film is scheduled to be screened in 199 countries and regions.
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