The opening 12 minutes will be broadcast next week on TV in Japan
Famed anime director Makoto Shinkai went to Twitter last night (at 2 AM!) to reveal that work on his next anime film, Suzume, has been finished and is ready for the November 11 premiere in Japan. The director posted a photo of his editing setup, showing the complex Premiere Pro timeline that makes up the backbone of Suzume.
『すずめの戸締まり』、完成いたしました！ 力を尽くしてくださった皆さま、応援してくれていた方々、本当にありがとうございました。きっと楽しんでいただける映画になっているはずです。たくさん観ていただけますように！ pic.twitter.com/2XE0SLkrMq— 新海誠 (@shinkaimakoto) October 21, 2022
It was also revealed yesterday that the opening 12 minutes of Suzume will be broadcast on Japanese TV on October 28 during a rebroadcast of Your Name on Nippon TV’s Friday Roadshow movie block. The footage will be shown in the back half of the program after the completion of the main story of Your Name.
Suzume is directed by Makoto Shinkai, who also penned the screenplay for the film alongside Masayoshi Tanaka as the character designer, Kenichi Tsuchiya as the animation director and Takumi Tanji as the art director with animation production at CoMix Wave Films.
Suzume releases in Japan on November 11 with Crunchyroll teaming up with Sony Pictures and Wild Bunch International to bring the feature to global audiences outside of Asia in early 2023.
Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.