Sumikkogurashi 3: Tsugihagi Koujou no Fushigi na Ko

Sumikkogurashi

Sumikkogurashi has captured hearts worldwide with its charming characters who find comfort in the corners of life. In the third installment, The Patched-Up Toy Factory in the Woods (Tsugihagi Koujou no Fushigi na Ko) the lovable Sumikko characters embark on yet another heartwarming adventure, offering a delightful experience for viewers of all ages.

The Enchanting Tale

In this enchanting tale, our endearing friends stumble upon an ancient building deep within the mysterious forest, which turns out to be a forgotten toy factory. Each character eagerly lends their unique talents to the factory’s revival. Shirokuma skillfully operates the sewing machines, while Penguin? carefully inspects the toys through a magnifying glass. However, as the story unfolds, the factory unveils secrets far more special than they could have ever imagined.

Meet the Sumikko Characters

The Sumikko Gurashi franchise made its debut in 2012 with a group of slightly negative characters who find solace in the corners of rooms. The cast includes Shirokuma, the polar bear sensitive to the cold; Penguin?, a penguin uncertain about its true identity; Tonkatsu, an uneaten piece of pork cutlet; Neko, a shy cat; and Tokage, who conceals his true nature as one of the last dinosaurs.

Success of the Franchise

The franchise’s first anime film, “Sumikkogurashi – Good to be in the corner,” was released in November 2019 and became an instant hit, selling over 1.22 million tickets and earning 1.4 billion yen at the Japanese box office. The film was even awarded “Best Animation of the Year” at the 29th Annual Japan Movie Critics Awards in June 2020.

Fast forward to the second film, “Eiga Sumikko Gurashi: Aoi Tsukiyo no Mahō no Ko (The Magical Child of the Blue Moonlit Night),” which premiered in November 2021. It continued the franchise’s success, selling about 200,000 tickets and earning approximately 250 million yen in its first three days.

The Latest Installment

Now, let’s talk about the latest installment. I had the pleasure of watching “The Patched-Up Toy Factory in the Woods” on its release day, and it was an absolute delight. While it primarily caters to a younger audience, I can assure you that adults will find plenty of enjoyment in this heartwarming tale as well. In fact, I would go as far as to say that it might even surpass the charm of the previous two movies.

A Lesson in Friendship and Cooperation

What makes this film truly special is the way the Sumikko characters come together to learn the ropes of the toy factory. Their adventures are not just about making toys; they’re also about solving conflicts, showing kindness, and understanding each other better. It’s a beautiful lesson in friendship and cooperation that can resonate with viewers of all ages.

Of course, the characters themselves are as adorable as ever, and their interactions are sure to bring smiles to your face. If you’re a parent, “The Patched-Up Toy Factory in the Woods” is a movie you should not miss. It’s not only a heartwarming and entertaining experience for children but also a heartwarming reminder for adults to embrace the simple joys of life.

Conclusion

In conclusion, “Sumikkogurashi Movie 3: The Patched-Up Toy Factory in the Woods (Tsugihagi Koujou no Fushigi na Ko)” is a delightful addition to the franchise, brimming with warmth, charm, and life lessons. Whether you’re a long-time fan or new to the world of Sumikkogurashi, this movie is a must-watch for a heartwarming, feel-good experience that transcends age boundaries. Don’t miss this enchanting adventure that celebrates the beauty of friendship and togetherness.

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