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Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume no Tojimari Movie Reveals New Trailer

On the official site for the director’s next feature makoto shinkai, Suzume no Tojimari (Locking Suzume), a new promotional video for the project was released. The video keeps the release date scheduled for next November 11 in Japan, though Crunchyroll will take over global distribution and marketing rights (excluding Asia) in early 2023.

The video previews the main theme song titled “Sparrow (すずめ)” and illustrated by Nanoka Hara.

In December 2020, makoto shinkai He previously said that he began writing the project’s script when the Japanese government declared the first state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the director, the theme of his next feature film is “what happens after the end“, that is, post-apocalyptic.

Production team

  • makoto shinkaiis known for writing, producing, and directing hit anime films Kimi na Nawa (Your name)Y Tenki no Ko (Weathering With You), returns to play those roles in Suzume no Tojimari.
  • Shinkai has also been brought back Masayoshi Tanakaof Kimi na Nawa Y Tenki no Koas a character designer, already Kenichi Tsuchiyaof Kimi na Nawaas an animation director.
  • Takumi TanjiShinkai’s former collaborator, also returned from Kimi na Nawa Y Kotonoha and Niwa to the art director’s chair.
  • The animation will be produced i CoMix Wave moviesto be produced STORY Inc. Y TOHO distribute the film within Japan and sell it overseas.

Summary of Suzume no Tojimari

On the other side of the door, there was time in its entirety… Suzume no Tojimari a coming-of-age story of its 17-year-old protagonist, Suzume, located in various disaster-stricken places around Japan, where he must. destroying doors.

Suzume’s journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu (located in southwestern Japan) when she meets a young man who tells her, “I’m looking for a door.” What Suzume finds is a single weathered door that stands amidst the ruins as if protected from whatever calamity befalls. He seems to be drawn to his power, and Suzume reaches for the doorknob… Doors begin to open one after the other across Japan, unleashing destruction on anyone nearby. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disaster.

The stars, then the sunset and the morning sky… Within this space, it was as if all time had melted into the sky… Landscapes, contacts and separations never seen before… Endless challenges await with her in the road. Despite all the obstacles, Suzume’s adventure shines a ray of hope on our own struggles against the most difficult anxieties and constraints in everyday life. This story of closed doors that connect our past to the present and the future will leave a lasting impression on our hearts.

Drawn to these mysterious doors, Suzume’s adventure is about to begin…

font: Official Twitter account

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