Shinkai’s first new film in 3 years opens in Japan on November 11
Kodoani.com – TOHO Movie’s official YouTube channel premiered the first trailer on Sunday for Makoto Shinkai’s first new film in three years, Suzume no Tojimari (literally Suzume’s Door-Locking).
Shinkai revealed new images and new stills for the film on Saturday, and revealed the film will hit theaters in Japan on November 11.
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 says that the three key takeaways of the film are that it’s a long-running series 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.
Shinkai is directing the film and writing the script. The author is also credited with the original story. Masayoshi Tanaka is designing the characters. Kenichi Tsuchiya is the animation director. Takumi is the art director. CoMix Wave Films and Story Inc. in charge of anime production. 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.