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After being teased yesterday, the Toho MOVIE YouTube channel released the first teaser trailer for Makoto Shinkai’s next anime film Suzume no Tojimari tonight showing more of the hero of the film Suzume as well as the fantastical elements that feature in the story – a small departure from Your Name and Weathering with You.



Makoto Shinkai, who is best known for writing, producing, and directing the smash-hit anime film Your Name and Weathering With You, returns in those roles for Suzume no Tojimari, English title pending. Shinkai has also brought back Masayoshi Tanaka from Your Name and Weathering With You as the character designer, with Kenichi Tsuchiya returning from Your Name as the animation director. Long-time Shinkai collaborator Takumi Tanji also returns from Your Name and The Garden of Words in the Art Director’s chair. The animation will be produced at CoMix Wave Films, with STORY inc. producing and Toho distributing the film inside Japan.


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A poster for the film was released yesterday:


Suzume no Tojimari is scheduled to be released in Japan on November 11, with the anime film described as such:


On the other side of the door, was time in its entirety—


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…


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.


The stars

The sunset

The morning sky


Within that realm, it was as though all time had melted together in the sky—

Drawn in by this mysterious door, Suzume’s journey is about to begin.


Source: Toho MOVIE YouTube Channel


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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.