At his work press conference at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo on December 15th, the director of the anime Your Name, Makoto Shinkai, unveiled a new anime feature titled “Suzume’s Locking-Up.” In addition, Toho launched an official website for the upcoming anime, showing the primary cast and a poster visual. The new anime will be released in Japanese theaters in the fall of 2022.
Suzume’s Locking-Up Poster Visual
Suzume’s Locking-Up Synopsis
Suzume is a 17-year-old girl living in a quiet town in Kyushu. She encounters a traveling young man who says, “I’m looking for a door.” Suzume follows him down and discovers a collapsed old door among the mountains’ ruins. Suzume goes to the door, and soon doors in other places in Japan begin to open one by one.
Suzume’s Locking-Up Staff
Director & Script: Makoto Shinkai (Your Name)
Character Design: Masayoshi Tanaka (Darling in the FranXX)
Animation Director: Kenichi Tsuchiya (The Garden of Words)
Art Director: Takumi Tanji (5 Centimeters per Second)
Production: STORY (Her Blue Sky)
Studio: CoMix Wave Films