The official TOHO Movie YouTube channel began streaming a teaser video on Sunday for Makoto Shinkai‘s first new film in three years, Suzume no Tojimari (truly, Suzume’s Door-Locking).

Shinkai had revealed a model new seen and a model new nonetheless for the film on Saturday, and likewise revealed the film will open in Japan on November 11.

CoMix Wave Films describes the story:

On the alternative side of the door, was time in its entirety—

17-year-old Suzume’s journey begins in a quiet metropolis in Kyushu when she encounters a youthful man who tells her, “I’m looking for a door.” What Suzume finds is a single weathered door standing upright in the midst of ruins as if it was shielded from no matter catastrophe struck. Seemingly mesmerized by its power, Suzume reaches for the knob…

Doors begin to open one after one different all all through Japan, unleashing destruction upon any who’re near. Suzume ought to shut these portals to forestall extra disaster.

The stars
The sunset
The morning sky

Within that realm, it was as if all time had melted collectively in the sky—

Drawn in by this mysterious door, Suzume’s journey is about to start out.

Shinkai mentioned that three important components regarding the film are that it is a avenue movie spherical Japan, a story about “closing doors” reasonably than opening them, and a function to go to the film present. He elaborated that closing doorways can seek the advice of with tying free ends or ending one factor.

Shinkai (your establish., Weathering With You) is directing the film and writing the screenplay. He may also be credited with the distinctive story. Masayoshi Tanaka (your establish., Weathering With You) is designing the characters. Kenichi Tsuchiya (your establish., Garden of Words) is the animation director. Takumi Tanji (Children Who Chase Lost Voices) is the paintings director. CoMix Wave Films and Story Inc. are producing the movie. TOHO is distributing the film.

Shinkai’s completely different works embrace 5 Centimeters Per Second, Voices of a Distant Star, She and Her Cat, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, The Garden of Words, and Children Who Chase Lost Voices.

Source: Press launch