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Makoto Shinkai Directs 'Suzume no Tojimari' Anime Film for Fall 2022

by Vindstot
Dec 15, 2021 2:44 AM | 62 Comments
A new anime film titled Suzume no Tojimari (Suzume's Locking-Up) by Makoto Shinkai was announced at the director's new work press conference at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo on Wednesday. Film production and distribution company Toho simultaneously opened an official website, revealing the main staff and a poster visual (pictured). The new film will open in theaters in Japan in Fall 2022.

Original Creator, Director, Script: Makoto Shinkai (Kimi no Na wa., Tenki no Ko)
Character Design: Masayoshi Tanaka (Darling in the FranXX, Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.)
Animation Director: Kenichi Tsuchiya (Kotonoha no Niwa, Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo)
Art Director: Takumi Tanji (Byousoku 5 Centimeter, Dareka no Manazashi)
Production: STORY (Sora no Aosa wo Shiru Hito yo)
Studio: CoMix Wave Films
Distribution: Toho

Suzume, a 17-year-old girl who lives in a quiet town in Kyushu, encounters a traveling young man who tells her "I'm looking for a door." She follows after him and discovers a weathered door in the ruins in the mountains, as if it were the only thing left standing from a collapse. As if drawn by something, Suzume reaches for the door...

Before long, doors begin to open one after another in various parts of Japan. As disasters come from the far side of the doors, the open doors must be closed.

The stars, the setting sun, and the morning sky—in that place she wandered into, there was a sky that seemingly blended all of time together. Guided by the mysterious doors, Suzume's "door-locking journey" begins.

Official site:
Official Twitter: @suzume_tojimari

Source: Comic Natalie

Suzume no Tojimari on MAL

20 of 62 Comments Recent Comments

Holy Shit!, i cant wait!!

Feb 2, 2022 6:25 AM by SnorlaxCantFly so excited

Jan 29, 2022 6:09 AM by AniIndia

I've enjoyed the films from him that I've seen so far, so I'm anticipating this.

Dec 22, 2021 9:36 PM by malvarez1

He want to make me cry again😭

Dec 22, 2021 5:21 PM by Fadilahalisqi

Honestly I am thrilled, I haven't been watching Anime for too long and I haven't seen any in the Cinema, my best friend Maia has seen plenty in cinema including my favourite anime of all time a Silent voice, so the fact I'm actually going to see this when it releases is going to be awesome and the fact I'm getting to see with my Maia is even better, I love you Maia (not in a sexual way lol)

Dec 21, 2021 2:37 PM by JaidenKimi

It's going to be another 10/10 movie.

Dec 20, 2021 11:49 AM by Kinyoubi

LETSS GOOO YOUR NAME PART 3 IS FINALLY DROPPING. on a serious note I'm looking forward to this.

Dec 19, 2021 4:46 AM by imagodlikeBeerus

Let's hope for the best... but too much hype may ruin this movie.
After the Tenki no Ko, Shinkai's work of idea is kind of lacking in my opinion.
Kimi no Nawa has made this pedestal for Shinkai for being too good story writer and as he announces any new movie, fans will get too hyped even though the story is so basic.
Shinkai's movies are good, I am not criticizing, but after Kimi no Nawa, Tenki no Ko was not anywhere near that spot.

Dec 17, 2021 12:00 PM by Gorenko

Though I haven't watched Your Name yet(I will watch it soon enough!!) but considering how popular it is, I am kinda excited how this new work of Makoto Shinkai will turn out.

Dec 16, 2021 10:30 PM by Finn086

Oh yessss this is great news, I can't wait for it !!!

Dec 16, 2021 3:33 PM by RedChrome

I hope it's good, can't wait to see

Dec 16, 2021 6:50 AM by BolehNgopi

Let's gooo, finally another movie from him

Dec 15, 2021 10:21 PM by seren1ty

makoto Shinkai,mamoru hosuda,and Satoshi kon are quickly becoming my favorite my favorite movie creators

Dec 15, 2021 7:10 PM by yamiyugi101


Dec 15, 2021 5:46 PM by Infoweebs

begija said:
So the guy is looking for Nekoya basically.
A fellow Isekai Shokudou watcher...I respect you

Dec 15, 2021 1:07 PM by Tokoya


Dec 15, 2021 11:09 AM by removed-user

So looking forward to seeing this!

Dec 15, 2021 11:05 AM by leaper296

Damn this looks like it will be fun.

Dec 15, 2021 10:45 AM by chubritsa

Seems like a direct sequel (or at least a spiritual one) to Weathering with You? Interesting?

Dec 15, 2021 10:24 AM by Ryiebe

New addition to Shinkai cinematic universe, looking forward to it.

Dec 15, 2021 10:10 AM by IronGhost115

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