Suzume no Tojimari, Makoto Shinkai’s next major feature film, will be released in theatres throughout Japan later in Fall 2022. Fans can now get a good indication of what to anticipate with the film’s new trailer and poster!
Shinkai began work on this current film shortly before the premiere of his previous directorial effort, Weathering With You, not long ago. That work is finally paying off as the new movie prepares for release in November 2022.
But, as with all of Shinkai’s other ventures, there’s still a lot of uncertainty about what to anticipate from the plot.
Suzume no Tojimari PV trailer and poster
Suzume no Tojimari (which has yet to receive an official English licensed name) will be released in Japan on November 11, 2022. To commemorate the occasion, the film has released its most extended trailer yet.
Not only do we get to see more of the magical story that the lead, Suzume Iwato, finds herself in during the series’ run (with a very dangerous-looking cat raising all sorts of questions), but we also get to see some of the plot itself, which involves a dark entity threatening the lives of people in Tokyo.
Suzume no Tojimari’s latest trailer and poster are available below:
Check out the chilling poster below:
Suzume no Tojimari has been licensed for international distribution in early 2023 by Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Toho and CoMix Wave Films‘ director, story, and screenplay are all ascribed to Makoto Shinkai. Masayoshi Tanaka will design the characters, Kenichi Tsuchiya will direct the animation, Takumi Tanji will be the art director, and Nanoka Hara will voice Suzume.
What is Shinkai’s new movie?
Suzume no Tojimari, or Suzume’s Door-Looking in English, is Shinkai’s first movie in three years. The film, produced by CoMix Wave Films and distributed by Toho, is about Suzume, who discovers an old door. When she opens it, she realizes it is part of a chain of Gates that open in isolated regions and unleash a sequence of tragedies throughout Japan. The plot follows Suzume as she sets out to find and close all of the doors.
Shinkai has directed various films, including the 2013 anime picture The Garden of Words, but he rose to prominence with the 2016 film Your Name. Your Name won Best Animated Film at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards and Best Animated Film at the 71st Mainichi Film Awards after receiving critical acclaim for its animation, graphics, and emotional storytelling. Shinkai’s prosperity has not slowed since then.
Weathering With You, his following picture, was similarly a box-office success, grossing nearly $15 million in its first few days of release, surpassing his last film. These two films established the director’s name in the industry.
How do you feel about this new look at Makoto Shinkai’s upcoming film? Will you see it in theatres if the opportunity arises? Let us know what you think about it in the comments!