The official social media accounts for director Makoto Shinkai’s latest film in Suzume have been updated with a second and final longform trailer ahead of the film’s November 11 release in Japan. Along with the release of the new trailer, the official cast list has been released with Eri Fukatsu, Shota Sometani, Sairi Ito, Kotone Hanase, Kana Hanazawa and highly regarded stage actor Matsumoto Kōshirō IX in his second anime film role.
— 映画『すずめの戸締まり』公式 (@suzume_tojimari) September 28, 2022
Makoto Shinkai’s next anime film, Suzume, is set to open in Japan on November 11, and Crunchyroll is teaming up with Sony Pictures and Wild Bunch International to bring the feature to global audiences outside of Asia in early 2023.
The film is described as such:
On the other side of the door, was time in its entirety—
“Suzume no Tojimari” is a coming-of-age story for the 17-year-old protagonist, Suzume, set in various disaster-stricken locations across Japan, where she must close the doors causing devastation.
Suzume’s journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu (located in southwestern Japan) 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 drawn 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, then sunset, and the morning sky.
Within that realm, it was as though all time had melted together in the sky…
Never-before-seen scenery, encounters and farewells… A myriad of challenges await her on her journey. Despite all the obstacles in her way, Suzume’s adventure shines a ray of hope upon our own struggles against the toughest roads of anxiety and constraints that make up everyday life. This story of closing doors that connect our past to the present and future will leave a lasting impression upon all of our hearts.
Drawn in by these mysterious doors, Suzume’s journey is about to begin.
SOURCE: Official Twitter