Makoto Shinkai Has a New Movie Coming, and We’re Already Crying

Critically acclaimed director of the beloved anime movies “Kimi no Na wa (Your Name) and “Weathering With You,” Makoto Shinkai, has finally revealed what his next film is going to be and, yup, we’ve already got tears in our eyes!

Shinkai launched the official website of his new project titled “Suzume no Tojimari (Suzume Locking Up The Doors)” on Wednesday, December 15, with a teaser photo showing a white door in the middle of a body of water and with abandoned buildings and ruins surrounding it.

suzume no tojimari key art

According to reports online “Suzume no Tojimari” follows the story of a 17-year-old girl named Suzume who lives in a quiet town in Kyushu. Her ordinary life then changes one day when she meets a young traveler in search of a door. She follows the man into the mountains and finds the door which eventually thrusts her into one big mysterious journey.

The movie is scheduled for premiere in Japan in Fall 2022. It sounds like a long wait from now but knowing Shinkai and his collaborators, it’ll be definitely worth the wait if it means getting to experience the magic and depth of the animation and his heartwrenching storytelling!

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