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In Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume, A Cat and A Chair Play Key Roles

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Your Name. Director Makoto Shinkai’s new movie, Suzume no Tojimari (a.k.a. Suzume’s Door-Locking), has an official international name, and it’s just Suzume. Toho Films also uploaded the film’s second trailer on Thursday. Along with the trailer, an update to the official website also revealed its key visual and more casting information. The film opens in Japan on November 11, 2022.

Check out the film’s poster visual below.

Suzume trailer

Here’s the second Suzume trailer. English subtitles are available in the closed captions.

Note: The trailer reveals scenes and dialog that may be considered spoilers. If you want a look at the movie that’s a little less explicit about plot details, try watching the first trailer instead.

The new Suzume trailer reveals more about the role of Souta (played by Hokuto Matsumura). The titular Suzume encounters Souta near her home, where she sees him attempting to close a mysterious, freestanding door emanating an unusual energy. The two bond over the door-closing, but one day, a mysterious cat turns Souta into a child-sized three-legged chair. Still able to move but unable to close the doors himself, Souta and Suzume must work together, traveling across Japan to close the doors and track down the sinister cat. The cat seems intent on opening further doors (or being there when they open) and is excited by the prospect of the disasters they threaten to bring.

Suzume opens on November 11, 2022, in Japan. An international release is set within 2023, handled by Crunchyroll and Wild Bunch outside of Asia.

Josh Tolentino
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