Anime Ltd to Distribute Soundtrack for 'Suzume' with Music from RADWIMPS & Kazuma Jinnouchi
Director Makoto Shinkai reunites with RADWIMPS for the soundtrack of his latest feature film, as well as internationally acclaimed film composer Kazuma Jinnouchi
GLASGOW, JANUARY 31, 2023 - Anime Limited is proud to announce that it has acquired the physical distribution rights for the Suzume Motion Picture Soundtrack with music by RADWIMPS and Kazuma Jinnouchi for North America and Europe.
This soundtrack marks the third collaboration between acclaimed film director Makoto Shinkai and RADWIMPS, following your name. and Weathering With You. Kazuma Jinnouchi, whose previous credits as a composer include Detective Pikachu and Star Wars: Visions, joined with RADWIMPS on the soundtrack, providing additional experience from Hollywood and anime alike. TikTok star Toaka provides vocals for one of the theme songs, “Suzume feat. Toaka.” Notably, several of the recordings for the soundtrack were held at Abbey Road Studios in London, with both Kazuma and Yōjirō Noda of RADWIMPS conducting the orchestra at the famous site.
Starting today, pre-orders for the Japanese import edition of the “Suzume” Motion Picture Soundtrack Limited Vinyl Edition are available at AllTheAnime.com for North America, UK, & Ireland and AllTheAnime.fr for mainland Europe.
Anime Limited will release the international edition of the soundtrack on vinyl and CD in the same territories later this year - additional information on the release as well as pre-order details will be available in February. Interested parties can sign up HERE to join the mailing list for updates as they're made available.
Additionally, all 29 tracks of the Suzume soundtrack are currently available to stream or download via Ingrooves on the following platforms (depending on territory):
Suzume joins the growing pantheon of physical soundtrack releases by Anime Limited's music label specialising in anime soundtracks across film and television, alongside previously announced 2023 releases such as soundtracks for MACROSS PLUS, Godzilla Singular Point, Attack on Titan, SPY x FAMILY, and JUJUTSU KAISEN.
The tracklist for the “Suzume” Motion Picture Soundtrack is as follows:
*The First Encounter
*At Night in Ferry
*Cat me if you can
*Time for two
*Two Little Terrors
*Dreaming on Ferris Wheel
*Shinkansen Super Express
*History of Mimizu
*Sky Over Tokyo
*It wasn't a dream
*The Other Side of the Door
*To be with Sota
*Closing the Door
*Suzume feat. Toaka
*Tears of Suzume
RADWIMPS recently announced a North American tour starting in San Jose, California on April 16th, with additional stops in LA, Chicago, Mexico City, Toronto, and New York City. Presale information and VIP packages can be found on the band's website HERE.
“Suzume” won the hearts of critics and audiences alike during its theatrical release in Japan last November, becoming the country's 4th highest-grossing film of the year with $97 million in sales. The film will be released in cinemas outside of Asia by Crunchyroll in collaboration with Sony Pictures and Wild Bunch International starting this April.
About Anime Ltd
Founded by Andrew Partridge and Cedric Littardi in 2012, Glasgow-based Anime Limited is PLAION PICTURES' Japanese animation arm in the UK, France, and beyond. With a thoughtfully curated lineup of films, series, and soundtracks, Anime Limited has earned its title of Europe's favourite anime distributor. Whether through fan-centric cinema runs, beautifully packaged collector's editions, or sharing the best of anime music on vinyl, Anime Limited offers bespoke experiences for all fans for titles such as Attack on Titan, BELLE, Cowboy Bebop, JUJUTSU KAISEN, Neon Genesis Evangelion, One Piece Film: RED, your name., and Weathering With You.
Formed in 2001 and making their major debut in 2005, RADWIMPS has always strived to create music that doesn't fit in any single genre. Their music's lyrics border on philosophical, exploring themes ranging from adolescence and romance to one's perspective on life and death. Their fans are equally diverse.
Their musicality doesn't end at a rock band-like sound as they have scored Shinkai's previous two films, “your name.” and “Weathering With You,” which were both extremely well-received by fans and critics alike. (RADWIMPS has won the Outstanding Achievement in Music Award at the 40th and 43rd Japanese Academy Awards for “your name.” and “Weathering With You” respectively.)
In celebration of 15 years after their major debut, RADWIMPS performed “RADWIMPS 15th Anniversary Special Concert” at the Yokohama Arena in November 2020. The following year on November 23rd, 2021, they released their new album “FOREVER DAZE” after three years and toured from December 2021 through January 2021, which was titled “FOREVER IN THE DAZE TOUR 2021-2022” (six locations and 12 performances).
Later in 2022, they released the original soundtrack that they composed for the film, “The Last 10 Years” (March 4, 2022), which included 29 original songs and the theme song, “Ms. Phenomenal.”
About Kazuma Jinnouchi
Kazuma Jinnouchi was born in 1979, from Hiroshima prefecture. Since 2006, he has been involved in composing music for games, movies, and anime since he was in charge of composing the game "Metal Gear Solid" series. In 2016, he was nominated for the BAFTA Music Award for the game "Halo 5: Guardians".
He is in charge of composing music such as Marvel's Iron Man VR, a Marvel game released in 2019. In animation works, Netflix "ULTRAMAN" released in 2019, Netflix "Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045" released in 2020, Disney + "Star Wars: Visions: The 9th Jedi" released in 2021, composer Nobuko Toda co-composed with.
He also participated in the composition team of Hollywood works such as "Detective Pikachu" and "Jumanji: The Next Level". Characterised by his hybrid style that uses orchestral and electronic music based on his film scoring. He is based in Seattle, Washington and Los Angeles, California.
On the other side of the door, was time in its entirety—
“Suzume no Tojimari” is a coming-of-age story for the 17-year-old protagonist, Suzume, set in various disaster-stricken locations across Japan, where she must close the doors causing devastation.
Suzume's journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu (located in southwestern Japan) when she encounters a young man who tells her, “I'm looking for a door.” What Suzume finds is a single weathered door standing upright in the midst of ruins as though it was shielded from whatever catastrophe struck. Seemingly drawn by its power, Suzume reaches for the knob… Doors begin to open one after another all across Japan, unleashing destruction upon any who are near. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disaster.
—The stars, then sunset, and the morning sky.
Within that realm, it was as though all time had melted together in the sky…
Never-before-seen scenery, encounters and farewells… A myriad of challenges await her on her journey. Despite all the obstacles in her way, Suzume's adventure shines a ray of hope upon our own struggles against the toughest roads of anxiety and constraints that make up everyday life. This story of closing doors that connect our past to the present and future will leave a lasting impression upon all of our hearts.
Drawn in by these mysterious doors, Suzume's journey is about to begin.
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