# ‘Suzume’: Makoto Shinkai’s Latest Animated Adventure Hits Streaming Platforms
**Makoto Shinkai**, the visionary filmmaker behind the acclaimed hits *Your Name* and *Weathering with You*, has graced the screens once again with his latest creation. His new animated masterpiece, **Suzume**, after a successful theatrical run, is now prepared to venture into the realms of digital streaming.
## Suzume’s Anticipated Streaming Release
The film’s official streaming partner remains under wraps, leaving fans to speculate whether juggernauts like **Netflix** or **HBO Max** will secure rights to the film. However, **Crunchyroll subscribers** need not wonder much longer. Crunchyroll, a prominent anime streaming service, has made the joyous announcement: **Suzume will premiere on their platform on November 16**.
## Box Office Phenomenon
Crunchyroll, in partnership with **Sony Pictures Entertainment**, proudly brought Suzume to theaters in April. The reception was nothing short of phenomenal, catapulting the film to the status of the **fourth highest-grossing anime film of all time**. With a global haul exceeding **$300 million**, Suzume’s theatrical triumph is undeniable.
The accolades don’t stop there. The film boasts an impressive **96% critic score** and a **98% audience score** on **Rotten Tomatoes**, signalling widespread acclaim from both professional reviewers and moviegoers.
## A Tale of Growth Amidst Disaster
The narrative of Suzume is a poignant one. It’s a **coming-of-age tale** that follows the 17-year-old protagonist on her extraordinary journey. The setting is a series of disaster-stricken locations across Japan, where Suzume encounters mysterious doors that unleash calamity.
The story unfolds in the quiet town of Kyushu in the southwest of Japan, where Suzume stumbles upon a mysterious young man in search of a peculiar door. Suzume’s discovery of this door sets the stage for her epic and perilous quest. As more doors begin to open around Japan, ushering in chaos, it falls upon Suzume to seal these portals and thwart the ensuing disasters.
## Reflecting on Shinkai’s Past Successes
Makoto Shinkai’s body of work has consistently impressed and moved audiences around the globe. For those intrigued by his storytelling, the review of his hit film, *Your Name*, featuring the intertwined fates of Mitsuha and Taki, is readily available for those seeking a deeper understanding of Shinkai’s cinematic magic.
As Suzume transitions from the silver screen to streaming, fans new and old can anticipate the joys of experiencing Makoto Shinkai’s latest offering from the comfort of their homes. Whether through its box office success, critical acclaim, or the enchanting tale it promises, **Suzume** is poised to become yet another gem in Shinkai’s illustrious filmography.