Watch: Trailer for upcoming ‘Suzume no Tojimari’ from ‘Weathering with You’ director Makoto Shinkai

Suzume no Tojimari
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  • The trailer for “Suzume no Tojimari,” an upcoming film from Makoto Shinkai, the director of “Your Name” and “Weathering with You,” was released on Sunday.
  • The plot follows 17-year-old Suzume, who helps a man find a door, leading to the opening of many others to chaos and ruin. It is up to Suzume to close the doors again.
  • Shinkai’s “Weathering with You” (2019) is one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time, and “Your Name” (2016) is currently being adapted into a live-action remake directed by J.J. Abrams.
  • “Suzume no Tojimari” hits Japanese theaters on November 11th, but no international releases have been announced yet.

Japanese filmmaker Makoto Shinkai, who directed hit films “Your Name” (“Kimi no Na wa”) and “Weathering with You” (“Tenki no Ko”), is back with a trailer for his newest film “Suzume no Tojimari” (“Suzume’s Locking Up”).

The film’s plot centers around 17-year-old Suzume, who encounters a mysterious man searching for a door. Suzume finds the door and opens it, leading more doors across Japan to open and wreak havoc. Suzume must amend her mistake and close the doors once again.

In a press release for the film, Shinkai highlighted that the film is a Japanese road trip movie that is more about “closing doors” than opening them.

The trailer, released April 10, keeps a lot under wraps, but it is beautifully animated.

Shinkai’s “Your Name” and “Weathering with You” have become cultural phenomenons, with “Your Name” inspiring fashion trends and “Weathering with You” inspiring a scooter craze after breaking records to become one of the biggest animated box office successes of all time.

“Your Name” is also getting a live-action remake from J.J. Abrams that is expected to be a Western interpretation of the original. A writer on the project said that Japanese producers want to see a Western version. Korean American Lee Isaac Chung is the lead writer on the project.

“Suzume no Tojimari” is scheduled for release in Japanese theaters on November 11th. A worldwide release date has not yet been announced.

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