Kodoani.com – The November issue of Kodansha’s November magazine announced on Saturday that the work Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari or literally Suzume’s Door Lock), Makoto Shinkai’s first new film in three years, will get a manga adaptation. Denki Amashima is drawing the manga, which will launch in the December issue on October 25.
On the other side of the door, time was up—
The story follows Suzume, a 17-year-old girl from a quiet town of Kyūshū who meets a young man looking for a door. They found a door in the mountain ruins, and Suzume opened it. Before long, more doors began to open across Japan, bringing disaster on the other side. The film depicts Suzume’s liberation and growth, as she closes the doors that are causing disaster.
In that kingdom, it seems that all time has melted together in the sky – Caught in by this mysterious door, Suzume’s journey is about to begin.
Shinkai said that the three key takeaways of the film are that it’s a road trip around Japan, a story about “doors that close” instead of opening them, and a reason to go to the cinema. He further explains that closing can refer to forcing broken links or completing something.
Actress Nanoka Hara voices the female lead Suzume Iwato in the film. Hara competed for the role with over 1,700 other applicants during the auditions and this is her first voice acting role in the anime. Idol group SixTONES member Hokuto Matsumura (live-action Liar × Liar movie Tōru, live-action xxxHOLiC movie Shizuka Doumeki) will be making the first voice acting role in the film as Sōta Munakata, a young man who embarks on a journey. with Suzume as “The Master of Closing the Door.”
Shinkai (Your Name, Weathering With You) is directing the film and writing the screenplay. He is also credited with the original story. Masayoshi Tanaka is designing the characters. Kenichi is the animation director. Takumi Tanji is the art director. CoMix Wave Films and Story Inc. are producing the movie. TOHO is distributing the film.
Các tác phẩm khác của Shinkai bao gồm 5 Centimeters Per Second, Voices of a Distant Star, She and Her Cat, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, The Garden of Words, và Children Who Chase Lost Voices.
The film will open in Japan on November 11, Shinkai has also penned a novelization of the film that will be released on August 24.