Crunchyroll has announced that popular band Radwimps will be teaming up with Makoto Shinkai yet again to score the upcoming film Suzume.
Shinkai previously collaborated with Radwimps for 2016’s Your Name and 2019’s Weathering With You. Composer Kazuma Jinnouchi previously worked on major franchises like Ultraman, Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045, and RWBY: Ice Queendom.
“A partnership with someone of Kazuma’s caliber, having worked on both films and video games, has given me an experience I cannot describe in words.” said Yojiro Noda of Radwimps. “It has broadened my horizons.”
“The process of developing a sound that can coexist with Radwimps’ amazing mood and energy was simultaneously exciting and nerve-wracking for me, but ultimately I believe we’ve stuck the landing on one of the answers of how that might sound,” Jinnouchi added.
It was also revealed that female vocalist Toaka will be singing the film’s theme song, fittingly titled “Suzume.”
Suzume will debut in Japan on November 11 of this year, while it will be distributed through theaters in all major territories in early 2023. A specific release date has not been announced.
“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,’” reads Suzume‘s synopsis. “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 drawn 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.”