Makoto Shinkai’s newest anime feature film has made its way across theaters in Japan, and to celebrate Suzume no Tojimari has released a new trailer showing off more of what fans can expect from the new movie! Shinkai has become one of the more notable anime directors in recent years thanks to major successes like Your Name and Weathering With You, and now fans overseas are starting to get their chance of checking out the director’s newest work that once again sees high school students wrapped up in a mystical kind of problem that only they can solve before it’s too late for the world.
Suzume no Tojimari officially released across theaters (and in IMAX) in Japan beginning on November 11th, and even took over the box office ahead of other massive worldwide releases like Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. To celebrate the full release of the film, Toho has launched a new trailer for Suzume no Tojimari that shows off the extended cast, much of the film’s exciting visuals, and teasing the main story for the film itself. You can check it out below:
How to Watch Suzume no Tojimari
Suzume no Tojimari has yet to get an official English title, but it has been licensed for an English language release as Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment plan to release the film internationally some time next year. Makoto Shinkai is credited with the direction, story, and screenplay for Toho and CoMix Wave Films. Masayoshi Tanaka is providing character design, Kenichi Tsuchiya serves as animation director, Takumi Tanji will be art director, and Nanoka Hara has been announced as the voice behind Suzume.
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As for what to expect, Suzume no Tojimari is teased 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.’ What 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 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.”
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