Suzume, the next film from director Makoto Shinkai, is only a few months away from the cinema premiere – and now we finally have a better idea of what to expect from the mysterious project. The film’s latest trailer has all the bittersweet vibes you can expect from the director Your name and Weather with you, along with some offbeat additions like an adorable cat with his own Twitter feed and a sentient chair who loves to run. The trailer also introduces Nanoka Hara in the title role, as well as the film’s main theme song. (If you do not speak Japanese, you can turn on closed captions in the trailer above to see the captions.)
If you are curious about what the actual story is, here is the basic description:
17-year-old Suzume’s journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu when she encounters a young man who tells her, “I’m looking for a door.” What Suzume finds is a single weathered door that stands upright in the middle of the ruins, as if it were protected from any disaster. Suzume, apparently drawn by his power, reaches out for the button …
Doors begin to open one after the other across Japan, unleashing destruction loosely on anyone nearby. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disaster.
The morning sky
Within the realm it was as if all time had melted together in the sky –
The guide of these mysterious doors is Suzume’s journey to close doors at the beginning.
In addition to the trailer, there is also some news on when the rest of the world can watch Suzume. The film will hit Japanese theaters on November 11, but it will be distributed by Crunchyroll in North America with an expected global release in early 2023.