The tides have been rather delightful, especially for the beloved Anime fans residing in the nation of India. Not only did India have a simultaneous premiere of all of Shinkai’s previous films with the rest of the globe when they came out, this time a special visitor is all planned to visit the country. Makoto Shinkai is coming to India for the grand premiere of Suzume no Tojimari in Mumbai.
Who is bringing Suzume no Tojimari to India?
- The ones responsible for bringing Anime films, primarily the ones such as Demon Slayer Mugen Train, Weathering With You, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, Dragonball Super Broly, Dragonball Super Super Heroes, etc have been PVR.
PVR Pictures, the motion picture division of PVR INOX, is bringing Shinkai’s upcoming film, Suzume, to Indian cinemas on April 21, 2023. The company has been pivotal in introducing Makoto Shinkai’s works to Indian viewers, with their previous collaboration on the successful release of Weathering with You.
PVR Pictures had earlier declared that some cities in India will host preview screenings for fans on April 9th. Participants were presented with autographed posters by the movie’s director, Makoto Shinkai, and will be the first in India to witness the highly-awaited film.
is Makoto Shinkai coming to India?
Legendary Japanese filmmaker @shinkaimakoto will be visiting India for the grand premiere of #Suzume!
We would like to thank @CWF_EN, @JFNewDelhi and @JFF_India for making this event possible.#MakotoShinkai #JapanFoundation #JapaneseFilmFestival #CoMixWaveFilms #PVRPictures pic.twitter.com/FrXP48GSoU
— PVR Pictures (@PicturesPVR) April 10, 2023
The company has identified a gap in the Indian anime market and is taking initiatives to make anime content more accessible to local audiences.
Things really took a drastic turn when their latest tweet informed their audience that Makoto Shinkai is visiting India for the grand premiere, which is new.
The director’s visit to Mumbai will provide enthusiasts with the chance to engage with him and attend exclusive film screenings. Shinkai’s visit not only promises a treat for anime enthusiasts but also signifies a significant milestone in enhancing cultural ties between India and Japan.
Will Makoto Shinkai visit other cities?
- It is expected that Makoto Shinkai will first arrive at the New Delhi airport before heading to Mumbai for the film screening.
- PVR’s Twitter account has been inundated with messages from enthusiastic fans requesting Shinkai’s presence in their city, but it remains uncertain if the director will embark on a comprehensive tour of India. In the event that he does, admirers may have the opportunity to interact with the renowned filmmaker.
Fans will be able to interact with the filmmaker via a Q&A session.
Don't miss the grand premiere of Suzume with director Makoto Shinkai in Mumbai on 20th April! Participate in a Q&A session with the acclaimed director.
— P V R C i n e m a s (@_PVRCinemas) April 11, 2023
- Indian anime enthusiasts have had to rely on English subtitles to enjoy their favorite anime movies, but despite this, the popularity of these movies has continued to rise in India, particularly among teenagers and adults.
However, with the release of Makoto Shinkai’s SUZUME in India, this dependence on English subtitles is set to come to an end. PVR Cinemas has officially announced that SUZUME will be hitting the screens in India on April 21, 2023, with the option of watching it in Japanese with English subtitles or in Hindi Dub.
Suzume, Makoto Shinkai’s newest animated film, has been a blockbuster since its debut in Japan, earning over US$109 million. Indian fans can now anticipate its release in Hindi on April 21st, and
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