New film from Makoto Shinkai the creator of ‘Kimi no Nawa (Your Name)’ has been announced for 2022.
What Makoto Shinkai said about the film?
Shinkai said in Tokyo on Wednesday that the upcoming film will be titled “Suzume no Tojimari” in Japanese. Suzume is the name of the 17-year-old protagonist girl in the movie and tojimari literally means closing doors. The official English title will be announced later.
Shinkai said the film will depict the liberation and growth of Suzume. He said the girl sets out on a journey to ruins across Japan to close mysterious doors through which curses come out.
Shinkai explained he has been engaged in the new production while exploring what to do in an age when fewer and fewer people can be seen due to the shrinking population and the coronavirus pandemic.
The director said he believes audiences want to see a story that ponders each scattered possibility and “closes” them properly to eventually find a genuinely new place.
Other works by Shinkai
Shinkai’s past works include “your name.” and the 2019 film “Weathering With You.” Both grossed more than 10 billion yen, or over 88 million dollars, each in box-office revenue in Japan alone.
Shinkai said he thinks movie theaters are where people can perform their special abilities, such as sympathizing with movie characters and immersing themselves in stories. He added he will turn the new film into one that will inspire people to watch it in theaters.