Crunchyroll to Release Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Suzume no Tojimari’ Worldwide in early 2023

We’ve finally learned when Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume no Tojimari will be released outside of Japan.

Earlier today, Crunchyroll, along with Sony Pictures Entertainment, announced that they would be releasing Makoto Shinkai’s first film in three years, Suzume no Tojimari, worldwide in early 2023. Crunchyroll will handle the North American distribution for the film, which comes from the same director who gave us Your Name and Weathering With You.

Suzume no Tojimari, literally “Suzume’s Door-Locking” is described as follows:

On the other side of the door, was time in its entirety—
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 standing upright in the midst of ruins as though it was shielded from whatever catastrophe struck. Seemingly mesmerized by its power, Suzume reaches for the knob…

Doors begin to open one after another all across Japan, unleashing destruction upon any who are near. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disaster.

The stars
The sunset
The morning sky

Within that realm, it was as though all time had melted together in the sky—

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

Are you excited to see Suzume no Tojimari early next year?


SOURCEAnime News Network
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