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Suzume No Tojimari: Your Name Director Makoto Shinkai Returns With Another Story

This one is going to be on the closing.

After giving us two absolute masterpieces like “Your Name” and “Weathering with You”, the director Makoto Shinkai returns this year with another potential hit. The trailer for the film titled “Suzume no Tojimari” just released and we got a first look at the upcoming project.

So, what is Suzume no Tojimari about and what can we expect from this Makoto Shinkai project. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming movie so far:

First Look at Suzume No Tojimari

The released teaser for Suzume no Tojimari does not contain any dialogue and only relies on the visuals of the teaser to convey the impression of the movie to the viewers. Suzume, the film’s main character is featured in the teaser who is seen riding a bicycle and wading through water.

In the water stands a door freely without support and is supposed to be a portal to different places. One of the locations is a ghost town that was probably an old spa destination. The place is apparently a visual appearance of letting go of old wounds.

Makoto added a statement with the teaser which read: “We have to think about how to close the many doors we have left open. I entrusted this responsibility to Suzume as she travels through Japan closing various doors. I sincerely hope this film leaves its audience with big smiles and excitement as it leaves the theater.


Suzume no Tojimari’s animation studio has released an official poster for the movie and also revealed the plot synopsis that the movie will feature. The poster features the main character standing in front of the door while looking back. There is a word “ittekimasu” written on the side of the poster in Japanese which translates to the common word for goodbye.

The synopsis reads as follows: “Suzume, 17,’s journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu when she meets a young man who says to her, ‘I’m looking for a door. What Suzume finds is a single weathered door standing amidst the ruins as if safe from any disaster. Seemingly mesmerized by its power, Suzume grabs the button…”

It continues with: “Gates begin to open one after another all over Japan, unleashing destruction on everyone nearby. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disaster.

Suzume No Tojimari release date

As of now, Suzume no Tojimari has only revealed the theatrical release date in Japan which will be November 11, 2022. Other than that, no information about the release in other countries has yet been revealed.

What do you think of the movie? Let us know in the comments.