Netflix boasts one of the most extensive anime collections, particularly for movies. They frequently secure exclusive rights to both major releases and lesser-known titles. Even when content is available elsewhere, Netflix's accessibility makes it a top choice for anime enthusiasts of all ages, offering a diverse range of options to cater to various tastes.

A door in the middle of a pool of water from Suzume.

Netflix's impressive anime movie library now features one of 2023's blockbuster hits, Makoto Shinkai's "Suzume." This film received widespread praise, including winning Best Film at the 8th Crunchyroll Anime Awards. As of April 5th, Netflix stands as one of the exclusive platforms worldwide where audiences can stream "Suzume."

Having "Suzume" on Netflix is thrilling primarily because it's a fantastic film, appealing to audiences beyond just anime enthusiasts. Makoto Shinkai's signature elements shine through, with remarkable music, animation, and cinematography throughout the movie. Being Shinkai's latest work, "Suzume" boasts the pinnacle of his visual storytelling prowess, making it a masterpiece in terms of sheer spectacle. Anyone seeking a visually stunning cinematic experience is bound to be captivated by "Suzume."

"Suzume" truly shines as a film due to its compelling story. Like Makoto Shinkai's earlier works, it excels in delivering an emotionally impactful narrative with a well-developed cast of characters. The film's thematic focus on resilience in the face of tragedy, particularly centered around the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, adds depth and richness to its storytelling. While "Suzume" may not surpass Shinkai's strongest works, its writing quality remains exceptional. Coupled with superb direction, it remains a must-watch for any fan of Shinkai's cinematic repertoire.