As tends to be the case with his projects, director Makoto Shinkai isn’t content leaving his new anime film, Suzume no Tojimari, on the screen. Shinkai is also working on a novel adaptation of the feature, and the book will go on sale in Japan on August 24.
Further details, including the cover art and any international licensing plans that may or may not be in place, have yet to be divulged, so stay tuned for more. Shinkai has seen much success with past novels of his films, with both 2016’s your name. and 2019’s Weathering With You topping the light novel charts for their respective publication years.
Suzume no Tojimari is set to open in Japan on November 11. Here’s the official synopsis:
On the other side of the door, was time in its entirety—
17-year-old Suzume’s journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu when she encounters a young man who tells her, “I’m looking for a door.” What Suzume finds is a single weathered door standing upright in the midst of ruins as though it was shielded from whatever catastrophe struck. Seemingly mesmerized by its power, Suzume reaches for the knob…
Doors begin to open one after another all across Japan, unleashing destruction upon any who are near. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disaster.
The morning sky
Within that realm, it was as though all time had melted together in the sky—
Drawn in by this mysterious door, Suzume’s journey is about to begin.
And here’s a teaser from April: