Makoto Shinkai, the Name doesn’t need any introduction in the anime industry. Over the years, the popular anime director and writer have delivered masterpieces that consistently lived up to everyone’s expectations. Be it 5 Centimeters per Second or Weathering with You; he has never failed to stab deep into the viewer’s hearts through picturesque animations, engaging story and out-of-the-box cinematography. His next project, Suzume no Tojimari, is already in progress, and he has revealed some interesting things about it, including the release date.
Once again, we are about to witness the scattering of the magical dust available only and seemingly to Makoto Shinkai. He can portray human emotions and sentiments to the viewers in a way that other creators can’t simply think of. Thanks to him for bringing up with yet another fanciful work of fiction that is expected to rule everyone’s heart for the years (or decades) to come. Here’s everything we know about the Suzume no Tojimari so far.
Suzume no Tojimari: Synopsis
Suzume no Tojimari or Suzume Locking Up The Doors will follow a 17-year-old girl who lives a happy life in the quiet town of Khusu. He comes across a strange young man who says that he is looking for a door. A curious Suzume follows him to discover a weathered door amidst the mountains as if it was the solitary survivor of a disaster. Soon, similar doors star appearing all over Japan, and thus, Shuzume’s door-locking adventure begins.
It’s no secret that Shinkai just loves to work on disaster-based projects. Your Name revolved around a meteor shower incident, and Weathering with You revolved around a city-wide flood in Tokyo. Things are only going to get crazier in Suzume no Tojimari. However, we still don’t know much about this Door of Calamity and how it will take us on an emotional rollercoaster through the silent streets of Japan.
Release Date of Suzume no Tojimari
Suzume no Tojimari is set to hit Japanese theatres in Fall 2022. The exact release date has not been revealed. We will update the article as soon as we get any official confirmation.
— 新海誠 (@shinkaimakoto) December 15, 2021
[Tweet Translation: I’m making a new movie, “Suzume no Tojimari.” A Door of Calamity that opens all over the archipelago. It is a road movie in which the main character, Suzume, closes the door and travels, a modern adventure story, and an action movie in which she fights with a particular existence. It should be a fun movie. Please look forward to the Fall of 2022!]
Staff and Cast
As I said, Makoto Shinkai, the man behind Your Name and 5 Centimeters per second, will take care of the story, direction, and script. Apart from him, Masayoshi Tanaka (Darling in the FranXX, Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai) will be in charge of character design.
Kenichi Tsuchiya and Takumi Tanji will be the animation director and art directors, respectively. Just like many of Shinkai’s other works, Suzume no Tojimari is a CoMix Wave film produced by STORY.
Where To Watch
The film will premiere in Japanese theatres before any online streaming platforming. There’s no news about the global release date. I guess it will vary from country to country.
Will It Be a Sequel of Weathering With You?
No, it won’t be. Suzume no Tojimari will be a stand-alone film with its own unique story, which is completely unrelated to any of its previous works. The story may be set in the same world as his previous two works but won’t be connected in any way. However, we can’t just strike off the possibilities of seeing familiar faces in the film all of a sudden. In case that really happens, the best of experiencing it would be without getting spoiled.