Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume no Tojimari Debuts First Trailer

The next major feature film from famous director Makoto Shinkai, Suzume no Tojimari, has revealed its very first trailer! Shinkai has become one of the most notable creators thanks to blockbuster success like Your Name and Weathering With You, and Shinkai had updated fans about his next project last year. Revealing that work on the next movie had already begun (and was pretty far along as of his last update early in 2021), fans have finally gotten a look at what Shinkai has next planned for the big screen with the reveal of the tentatively titled film , Suzume no Tojimari.

Shinkai had the following to say about working on Suzume no Tojimari, “We must think about how to close the many doors we left open,” Shinkai began. “I’ve bestowed that responsibility upon Suzume as she travels across Japan closing various doors. It is my sincere hope that this film leaves its audiences with big smiles and excitement as they walk out of the theater.” As for what to expect, you can check out the very first teaser trailer for Shinkai’s next movie below:

Scheduled for a release in theaters across Japan on November 11, Makoto Shinkai is credited with the direction, story, and screenplay for Toho and CoMix Wave Films. Masayoshi Tanaka is providing character design, Kenichi Tsuchiya will be serving as animation director, and Takumi Tanji will be art director. There have yet to be any international release plans made known for the film just yet, but Suzume no Tojimari is officially described as such:

“On the other side of the door, was time in its entirety—17-year-old Suzume’s journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu when she encounters a young man who tells her, “I’m looking for a door.” Suzume finds is a single weathered door standing upright in the midst of ruins as though it was shielded from whatever catastrophe struck. Seemingly mesmerized by its power, Suzume reaches for the knob…Doors begin to open one after another all across Japan, unleashing destruction upon any who are near Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disaster.

The stars
The sunset
The morning sky

Within that realm, it was as though all time had melted together in the sky—

Drawn in by this mysterious door, Suzume’s journey is about to begin.”

What do you think? What’s your first impression of Makoto Shinkai’s newest film? What did you think of his previous works? What are you hoping to see go down? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!


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