Suzume no Tojimari: a sumptuous trailer for the film of the director of Your Name

The new movie directed by Makoto Shinkai, Suzume no Tojimariis revealed in a visually splendid first trailer.

The recent successes of Jujutsu Kaisen 0 in French cinemas (more than 480,000 admissions) and before that Demon Slayer: The Infinity Train (over 727,000 spectators) were new evidence of the strong interest of the French public for Japanese animation. In addition to these feature film adaptations of animated franchises, some authors from the land of the Rising Sun have succeeded in establishing themselves at home, but also in France with their audience of fans of the genre.

This is the case of filmmaker Makoto Shinkai, director of children of timereleased in France in 2019. Outside insider circles, the guy is best known for his 2016 feature film, Your Name, which was a phenomenon upon its release. So much so that Americans are excited about making a possible remake of Your Name produced by JJ Abrams. This Western adaptation project put aside, Makoto Shinkai will soon be making a comeback with Suzume no Tojimarian animated film that is revealed in a very stylized first trailer.

In these pictures, we find the visual splendor of the latest creations of Matoko Shinkai through a short, non-dialogue trailer. We take advantage of the different games of light, reflections and materials that make the author’s worlds palpable to better project them into the fantastic afterwards. Indeed, as in the recent works of the filmmaker, it will be question here of an element out of reality which comes to upset the daily life of a teenager, here a mysterious door which opens on various places in Japan.

From there seems to be drawn a new sensitive and poetic story, which will be told, hopefully, with more finesse and precision than some of the man’s creations. Anyway, a loyal part of the Shinkai team is back for this Suzume no Tojimari. This is the case of Masayoshi Tanaka, who takes care of the character design, Kenichi Tsuchiya in the animation direction and Takumi Tanji who takes care of the artistic direction.

An animation to die for

It is once again the CoMix Wave Films studio which will ensure the animation of the project. A fine team and a few images which therefore promise great consistency with Your Name and The Children of Timebut not only since the animation studio also worked with Makoto Shinaki on 5 centimeters per second and The Garden of Words.

To see if the breadth and tenderness of the author will be there. Note that the feature film will land in Japan on November 11, but does not have no French release date yet. To wait, it will therefore be necessary to be satisfied with the presence of Jujutsu Kaisen 0 in the hexagonal rooms.