‘Suzume’ Anime Film Finishes Production, 12-Minute Preview Releases on October 28

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Makoto Shinkai has just revealed that his first new in three years titled Suzume no Tojimari has finally finished production and the first twelve minutes of the film will be airing in Japan on NTV alongside Shinkai’s worldwide hit anime film Your Name on October 28.

The film follows a 17-year-old young named Suzume, who begins her journey of disaster and adventure in a quiet town named Kyushu, as she meets a young man who tells her that he is in search of a door. When Suzume finds the door and reaches for the knob doors begin to open one after another in Japan, wreaking havoc on anyone who is near them. Now Suzume has to close all of these portals to save Japan from any more damage that has already been done. Suzume Iwato will be voiced by actress Nanoka Hara.

Crunchyroll, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Wild Bunch have bought the International distribution rights of the film. Crunchyroll will be releasing Suzume in North America, while Sony Pictures and Crunchyroll will be joining hands to distribute the film in Latin America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Africa, and parts of Europe. The production companies will be releasing the film in French and German languages.

Suzume will open in Asia on November 11, 2022. Check out Shinkai’s tweet below: