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Your Name. art director Takumi Tanji returns for Makoto Shinkai's upcoming film 'Suzume no Tojimari'

Written by: Jayson Beltrano on February 15, 2021 at 10:49 PHT (GMT+8)

Takumi Tanji, best known for being the art director of "Your Name.", returns for Makoto Shinkai's latest and upcoming film "Suzume no Tojimari" which was announced to begin its roadshow in Fall 2022. The film is tagged as a sci-fi mystery film. This is Makoto Shinkai's third film following the success of the 2016 film 'Your Name' and 2019 film 'Weathering With You."

A photo of him working on the film's latest key visual was posted on the official Twitter page of CoMix Wave Films, the production firm handling Shinkai's projects.

Tanji also served as the background artist for Shinkai's 2007 film "5 Centimeters per Second", 2004 film "The Place Promised in Our Early Days", 2011 film "Children Who Chase Lost Voices", and 2013 film "The Garden of Words" among others. His latest work was the 2021 film "COLOURS" in which he served as the director.

'Suzume no Tojimari' anime film key visual

"Suzume no Tojimari" consists of the original story by Makoto Shinkai who also serves as the director. The film was announced on Wednesday, December 15, at the production announcement press conference of the same work held at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.

During the press conference, Shinkai describes the story as:

"A story of door closing that connects the past, the present, and the future.
The scenery is forever engraved in my heart." - Shinkai.

The story follows Suzume, a 17-year-old girl from a quiet town in Kyushu, meeting a traveling young man who is looking for a certain "door." Following him, Suzume discovers an old door in the ruins of the mountains. She reaches for the door so that she can be drawn to something ... Set in the ruins of various places in Japan, the movie depicts the liberation and growth of Suzume, who closes the "door" that causes disaster. (AniradioPlus' rough translation from the article published by Comic Natalie)

Masayoshi Tanaka is in charge of character design, Kenichi Tsuchiya is in charge of animation director, and Takumi Tanji is in charge of art director. The film is produced by STORY Inc. and is animated by CoMix Wave Film.

More details about the film will be announced in the future.


PHOTO: CoMix Wave Films


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