The platforms crispy roll issued a press release announcing that it will assume global distribution and marketing rights (excluding Asia) for the director's upcoming feature film makoto shinkai, Suzume no Tojimari (Imprisoning Suzume). The film will open in Japanese theaters on November 11, while worldwide distribution will begin in most territories in early 2023.
The statement explains: "Crunchyroll is the only distributor in North America. Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment will distribute the film in Latin America, Australia/New Zealand, the Middle East and parts of Europe. In French- and German-speaking Europe, the film will be distributed jointly by Crunchyroll, Sony Pictures and Wild Bunch International.». Raul PuriniPresident of Crunchyroll, LLC. commented: “With humility and honor, CoMix Wave Films, Makoto Shinkai and TOHO have decided to collaborate with Crunchyroll on the upcoming artwork. This is also a great opportunity to work with our partners at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Wild Bunch International to jointly distribute this film in a variety of territories. We know animation fans and general audience alike will fall in love with this prestigious film and we can't wait to see the reactions and reception at cinemas, festivals and awards ceremonies.».
In December 2020, makoto shinkai He previously commented that he started writing the script for the project when the Japanese government declared the first state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the director, the subject of his next feature film will be: "what happens after the end' That means post-apocalyptic.
- makoto shinkaiknown for writing, producing and directing the hit anime films Kimi no Nawa (Your name) J Tenki no Ko (weathering with you), returns to play those roles in Suzume no Tojimari.
- Shinkai has also brought back Masayoshi Tanakaout of Kimi no Nawa Y Tenki no Koas a character designer, already Kenichi Tsuchiyaout of Kimi no Nawaas an animation director.
- Takumi TanjiShinkai's former associate also returns Kimi no Nawa Y Kotonoha no Niwa to the artistic director's chair.
- The animation is produced in CoMix Wave Movieswith the production of HISTORY Inc. Y TOHO The film was distributed in Japan and sold abroad.
Summary of Suzume no Tojimari
On the other side of the door was time in its entirety... Suzume no Tojimari is a coming-of-age story of the 17-year-old protagonist Suzume, set in various disaster-ridden locations across Japan where doors must close, causing havoc.
Suzume's journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu (southwestern Japan) when she meets a young man who tells her, "I'm looking for a door." What Suzume finds is a single weathered door standing amidst the ruins when she would be safe from any catastrophe. Seemingly drawn to his power, Suzume reaches for the doorknob... Across Japan, doors open one by one, bringing destruction upon anyone nearby. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disasters.
The stars, then the sunset and the morning sky... In this space it was as if all time had merged with the sky... Never-before-seen landscapes, encounters and farewells... Infinite challenges await them on their way. Despite all obstacles, Suzume's adventure casts a ray of hope in our own struggles against the most difficult paths of fear and limitation that define everyday life. This story of closing doors that connect our past to the present and the future will leave a lasting impression on our hearts.
Drawn to these mysterious doors, Suzume's adventure is about to begin...
Source: crispy roll