Fascinating movie

Makoto Shinkai’s new animated film is called Suzume No Tojimari


Key art shows an old door in a large puddle.

Where could this door lead?
Picture: suzume-tojimari-movie.jp

Makoto Shinkai, screenwriter and director of your name, revealed his latest project. It is called Suzume no Tojimari (Suzume Locking Up The Doors), and it will be released in Japan in the fall of 2022.

Above is the key art for the next movie.

Suzume no Tojimari follows a 17-year-old girl named Suzume who lives in a quiet town in Kyushu. His life changes one day when a young traveler tells him he ‘looking for a door. She follows the young man into the mountains, where there is an old gate surrounded by modern ruins. This begins his mysterious journey.

Shinkai writes and directs the film again. Masayoshi Tanaka, who previously collaborated with Shinkai on your name and Alter with you, will design the characters. Kenichi Tsuchiya works as the animation director of the film and Takumi Tanji is the artistic director. Both have already worked on your name.

At the time of writing, no additional staff have been revealed yet, nor any cast members have been announced.

After your namemassive success of, Shinkai went on to become one of the anime world’s most famous directors and has been doubled “the new Miyazaki.” While trying to break into the anime industry, Shinkai worked in gaming at Nihon Falcom, making the opening films for the games, including Eternal Ys II.

Your name was fantastic and is easily one of my favorite anime features of the decade. It was a difficult task, if not impossible, act to follow. And Alter with you was a courageous effort, but imperfect. (In case you missed it, you can read my Alter with you review here.) Now that Shinkai didn’t just your name, it will be interesting to see what reserved for the public with Suzume no Tojimari.

No international release date has yet been announced.