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Crunchyroll, Toho, and CoMix release new trailer for Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Suzume’

Crunchyroll, Toho, and CoMix Wave have released the latest trailer for Makoto Shinkai’s upcoming film, Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari). Slated to debut in Japan on 11 November, the film will begin its global release in all major territories in early 2023. 

Crunchyroll is the sole North American distributor and will team up with Sony Pictures Entertainment for distribution in Latin America, Australia/New Zealand, the Middle East, and portions of Europe. In French and German-speaking Europe, the film will be co-distributed by Crunchyroll, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Wild Bunch International.

Though the new trailer is still surrounded by mystery, Shinkai states, “I created this with the intention of introducing Suzume.” The trailer looks at the key visuals and keywords revealed in April’s teaser, including ‘Traveling Young Man,’ ‘White Cat,’ ‘Small Chair,’ and ‘The Key to Doors. Suzume, the song composed for the film, is also featured in the trailer, as is Nanoka Hara’s performance in the lead role of Suzume.

Shinkai, known for his films Your Name (2016) and Weathering with You (2019), further explains that in the trailer you get to see Suzume’s wide range of emotions, from her comical reactions to her serious determination causing more questions to arise about her journey.

Here’s the official synopsis of Suzume no Tojimari: A coming-of-age story for the 17-year-old protagonist, Suzume, set in various disaster-stricken locations across Japan, where she must close the doors, causing devastation. Her journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu (located in southwestern Japan) when she encounters a young man who tells her, “I’m looking for a door.” She finds a single weathered door standing upright amid ruins as though it was shielded from whatever catastrophe struck. Seemingly drawn by its power, Suzume reaches for the knob… Doors begin to open one after another all across Japan, unleashing destruction upon any who are nearby. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disaster.

Suzume has left viewers with more mysteries and questions after the new trailer release.