The upcoming Suzume no Tojimari movie revealed the official trailer, complete with English subtitles. The latest work from Makoto Shinkai will premiere on November 11 in Japan, while the worldwide release is scheduled for early 2023. The trailer features the tell-tale art style, known to Shinkai’s fans, as well as the theme song by Nanoka Hara, who voices the main character Suzume Iwato. The song, which is titled “Suzume” (Sparrow), can be heard in the trailer below:
The Suzume no Tojimari movie is an original work by Makoto Shinkai, who is both directing and writing the screenplay. Masayoshi Tanaka is doing character designs, with Takumi Tanji as the art director. The movie appears to be another fantasy story, similar to Shinkai’s previous works such as Your Name and Weathering With You. CoMix Wave Films is animating the movie.
The official website describes the plot of the movie as:
Doors of Disaster open across Japan, bringing misfortune. 17-year-old Suzume lives in a quiet town in the Kyushu region in Japan. The story begins when she meets a young man on a journey to discover all the doors. She follows him and finds an old door at an abandoned building in the mountains. As if drawn by something, she reaches out… This is the start of her journey across Japan to lock up the doors that bring disasters. Makoto Shinkai’s modern adventure and story about a girl’s freedom and growth sets off.
Source: Official Suzume no Tojimari Twitter
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