New Trailer Released for Makoto Shinkai’s Newest Movie

As of July 14th, a new trailer has been released on the official Twitter page of Makoto Shinkai’s latest movie “Suzume no Tojimari“, which is literally translated into “Suzume’s Door-Locking“. You can watch the trailer directly on their tweet, which is Japanese language only, or go to the provided Youtube link within the tweet to watch the trailer with English subtitles.

Subtitled trailer:

The summary of the story is described in the following:

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 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.

The movie is set to be released in Japan on November 11th, with a novelization of the movie on August 24th, written by Makoto Shinkai. The rest of the world, except for Asia, will be able to see it in early 2023. Crunchyroll, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Wild Bunch International will be handling the distribution. Crunchyroll and Sony will distribute to Latin America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Africa, and parts of Europe. These three companies will release the film in French- and German-speaking Europe.

Makoto Shinkai directed and wrote the screenplay, with also being the creator of the original story. His previous movie, Your Name, is listed as getting a live action adaption. So far, according to IMDB, Marc Webb is listed as a director, with J.J. Abrams listed as one of the producers. Marc Webb is currently directing Disney’s live action Snow White.

What do you think of the trailer? Does it look interesting to you to want to see it in theaters?

Sarah Leone

An independent artist who loves to mix things up between traditional and digital art. She has a love for all things anime, animation, and manga. Oh, and cats. Can't forget the cats.

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