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Makoto Shinkai's sci-fi film 'Suzume no Tojimari' releases trailer for November 2022 premiere

The film stars 17-year-old Suzume Iwato (CV: Nanoka Hara) whose mission is to close the "Doors of Disaster" that have appeared across Japan.

By: Nicole S. Castro on July 15, 2022 at 11:53 PHT

An initial trailer (with English subtitles) has been released for Makoto Shinkai's sci-fi mystery anime film Suzume no Tojimari. The movie will premiere in theaters in Japan on Nov. 11, 2022.

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The film stars 17-year-old Suzume Iwato (CV: Nanoka Hara) who lives in a quiet town in the Kyushu region of southwestern Japan. She meets a young man looking for a "door". Unfortunately, their quest for the said door leads to "Doors of Disaster" appearing across Japan.

Suzume makes it her mission to close the "Doors of Disaster" to put a stop to the calamities. The story also focuses heavily on her personal growth.


  • Original idea, Script, Director: Makoto Shinkai

  • Character design: Masayoshi Tanaka

  • Animation director: Kenichi Tsuchiya

  • Art director: Takumi Tanji

  • Production: "Suzume no Tojimari" Production Committee

  • Producer: STORY inc.

  • Animation: CoMix Wave

  • Distributor: Toho

Source: Suzume no Tojimari official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.


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