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Suzume No Tojimari Manga Starts Serializing In Monthly Afternoon Magazine

Suzume No Tojimari manga adaptation is illustrated by Denki Amashima.

Suzume No Tojimari

The manga adaptation of Makoto Shinkai’s upcoming anime film Suzume No Tojimari started serializing in the December issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Afternoon magazine, which was released on Oct 25, 2022.

The cover page of the manga adaptation can be viewed below.

Suzume No Tojimari
“Suzume no Tojimari” cover page (c) 2022 “Suzume no Tojimari” Production Committee

Suzume No Tojimari manga adaptation is illustrated by Denki Amashima.

The film was also adapted into a novel, with Shinkai himself penning the work. The novel released in Japan on Aug 24, 2022.

The anime film is set to release in theatres across Japan on Nov 11, 2022. 

Crunchyroll also announced on May 19, 2022, that it will distribute Makoto Shinkai’s latest anime movie, Suzume no Tojimari, worldwide (excluding Asia) from early 2023.

The currently announced staff members for Suzume no Tojimari include:

  • Character design: Masayoshi Tanaka
  • Animation director: Kenichi Tsuchiya
  • Art director: Takumi Tanji
  • Studio: CoMix Wave Film
  • Production producer: STORY inc.
  • Distribution: Toho Animation

Shinkai is directing and writing the screenplay for the film. He’s also the author of the original story. The characters are designed by Masayoshi Tanaka. The animation director is Kenichi Tsuchiya. The art director is Takumi Tanji. The film is produced by CoMix Wave Films and Story Inc. The film will be distributed by TOHO.

Shinkai tweeted about the announcement, commenting that  Suzume no Tojimari is a “modern adventure story” with action elements of Suzume traveling across Japan. He said that “It should be a fun movie.”

The officially announced story of Suzume no Tojimari is described as:

Suzume is a 17-year-old, who lives in a quiet town in Kyushu. One day, she meets a traveling young man who is looking for a “door.” Suzume decides to follow him and discovers an old door in the ruins in the mountains. As if drawn by something, Suzume reaches out for the door… What follows is Suzume’s liberation and growth as she closes the “doors” that cause misfortune in abandoned places around Japan.

Source: Comic Natalie

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