A trailer dropped on April 10th for Suzume No Tojimari, a post-apocalyptic anime tale produced by CoMix Wave Films and written and directed by Makoto Shinkai, the genius mind behind Weathering with You and Your Name. However, anime enthusiasts will be sad to know that the movie will be released theatrically in Japan on November 11, 2022 – a whole 7 months of waiting. But that’s only for the theatrical release, as no date was announced yet for its release in North America. You can watch the Suzume no Tojimari trailer below.
Suzume no Tojimari – What is it about?
In this tweet by the official Suzume no Tojimari Twitter account, you can read “A girl, Suzume, who closes the “door” that causes disasters in the ruins of various parts of Japan. Suzume’s “door-locking journey” that connects the past, present, and future begins — 🚪” and see a video filled with beautiful animations and a preview at what seems like a spectacular soundtrack. Of course, for the non-Japanese speakers in the room, you’ll have to press the translate button like I did.
The story is about Suzume, a 17-year-old girl living in the southwestern area of Japan. Suzume meets someone looking for a “door”. They journey together and discover an old door in an abandoned mansion and she is pulled in. “Doors of Disaster” begin to appear around Japan, setting off a chain of catastrophic events. This sounds like a very interesting plot, and judging from Shinkai’s previous works, is set not to disappoint.
In an interview with TV Asahi, Shinkai speaks about the impact of COVID19 and the production of the movie. When they started developing the film’s script in April, Japan had declared a state of emergency. The director stated that the epidemic had a less tangible impact on the film’s development and said that “the spirit of the period is indelibly engraved into the script,” and that the film would be set in a post-apocalyptic world.
Fun fact: according to IMDB, this is the first Makoto Shinkai’s film to be produced in 2.39:1 aspect ratio. Or as some love to call it: the ULTRA WIDESCREEN ratio.
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