famous director by Makoto Shinkai latest cartoon suzume made waves around the world after the film was released in international theaters. Receiving critical acclaim, director Makoto Shinkai’s latest masterpiece has been deemed a must-see for anime fans. Suzume’s epilogue alone created important conversation, but Shinkai recently confirmed one way the film was originally supposed to be completely different.
Director Makoto Shinkai recently had an interview with Looper, where he confirmed that his original idea of Suzume did not include the male love interest of the main heroine, Shouta. Instead, he wants the relationship to be between two girls. Shinkai said that he got tired of the typical boy-girl romance after his hit movie Your Name. With that movie, he felt that he did everything he could with the “will they, will they meet” story between a boy and a girl. Instead, the director told Looper that he wanted his latest film to feature Suzume traveling with another girl, telling a “romantic story about sisterhood.”
Suzume was originally supposed to have a crush on another girl
Despite Makoto Shinkai’s original idea, his producer convinced him to make something more like Your Name because of audience expectations. Unfortunately, the producer thought that the Japanese market might not yet accept an LGBTQ+ romance film and thought a traditional romance would sell better. However, Shinkai refuses to rewrite an ordinary romance. During a rebellion, the director decided to make the male lead the chair for most of the film. Since Shouta spends so much time as the chairperson, the director was able to focus on developing Suzume and focusing on her growth and relationships with those around her rather than on a romantic relationship. romantic. Suzume marked a turning point in Makoto Shinkai’s journey as a film director, showing that he can do more than just a classic romance.
Suzume was never a love story
While Shinkai has stated that he’s not trying to write LGBTQ+ stories specifically, it’s something he’s interested in, especially when the relationship aligns with the story he’s writing. Especially for Suzume, the director said that the basic story wouldn’t make any difference if Suzume’s lover was a girl, or if the main character was non-binary, because the story is not a story. love. Instead, Suzume tells about the human experience, namely pain and overcoming difficulties. In the future, Shinkai hopes to continue writing movies about real people. Instead of offering any kind of commentary, he’s interested in exploring human relationships and shared experiences, and envisions one day those stories having all the quirks. different types of characters regardless of gender or gender.
While it’s a pity that fans didn’t get to see Makoto Shinkai’s original Suzume concept, the film is still a good and moving movie. There’s good reason for Suzume to surpass One Piece’s latest film at the Japanese box office. Plus, this recent interview shows Shinkai’s interest in telling more diverse stories and suggests that fans might finally be able to see his first LGBTQ+ story in the future. Present, by Makoto Shinkai suzume Still a must-see film and another instant classic from the iconic director currently playing in theaters.