Makoto Shinkai's New Anime Suzume no Tojimari Drops First Trailer

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It has been almost three years since we got a new film from Makoto Shinkai but it looks like we are finally set for new content this year. The first trailer for Shinkai's new anime Suzume Locking Up the Doorways ("Suzume no Tojimari") is finally here after the key visual drop!

The new trailer for Suzume no Tojimari features the lead character Suzume riding her bike before coming across a boy walking in the opposite direction and somehow finding a strange door in the middle of nowhere. There is no dialogue in the teaser, just the haunting background music that promises magic and adventure ahead.

Suzume no Tojimari will follow Suzume, a 17-year-old girl living in a quiet town in southwestern Japan. One day, her life is turned around as she meets a young man who says he is looking for a "door". Suzume joins him on his search and together they find an old door at an abandoned house in the mountains. When Suzume reaches out her hand towards the door and is pulled in, pathways that are known as "Doors of Disaster" begin to appear across the country and start a series of unfortunate disasters.

Makoto Shinkai helms the original story and screenplay that he wrote. Masayoshi Tanaka worked on Character Design while Kenichi Tsuchiya serves as the Animation Director. Takumi Tanji will work as the Art Director.

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Suzume Locking Up the Doorways ("Suzume no Tojimari") was originally planned for early 2020 but was somehow delayed due to the COVID-19 lockdowns. Makoto Shinkai stated that the pandemic had an interesting effect on the movie which he says will have a post-apocalyptic theme. It is expected to be as successful as Shinkai's previous works Your Name and Weathering With You.

Suzume Locking Up the Doorways will premiere in Japan on November 11, 2022. The film has not yet been given an international release date. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

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