This one is going to be about closure.
After giving us two absolute masterpieces like “Your Name” and “Weathering with You”, Director Makoto Shinkai is returning this year with another potential hit. The teaser trailer for the movie which has been titled “Suzume no Tojimari” was just released and we got our first look at the upcoming project.
So what is Suzume no Tojimari about and what can we expect from this project of Makoto Shinkai. Here is everything we know about the upcoming movie so far:
Suzume No Tojimari First Look
The teaser released for Suzume no Tojimari does not have any dialogues at all in it and only relies on the visuals of the teaser to convey the impression of the movie to the viewers. Suzume, the main character of the movie is featured in the teaser who is seen riding a bicycle and wading into the water.
In the water stands a door freely without the support and is supposedly a portal to different places. One of the places is a ghost town which was probably a former hot spring destination. The place is apparently a visual appearance of letting go of old hurts.
Makoto added a statement with the teaser which read: “We must think about how to close the many doors we left open. I’ve bestowed that responsibility upon Suzume as she travels across Japan closing various doors. It is my sincere hope that this film leaves its audiences with big smiles and excitement as they walk out of the theater.”
The animation studio for Suzume no Tojimari released an official poster for the movie and also revealed the synopsis of the plot that the movie will feature. The poster features the main character standing in front of the door while looking back. There is a word “ittekimasu” written on the side of the poster in Japanese which translates into the common word for goodbye.
The synopsis reads: “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…”
It is continued with: “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.”
Suzume No Tojimari Release Date
As of now, Suzume no Tojimari has only revealed the date of release in theatres in Japan which is going to be on November 11, 2022. Apart from that, no information about the release in other countries has been revealed yet.
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