After the global success of your name., Makoto Shinkai is back with a new movie! Its title is Weathering With You (or in Japanese, Tenki no Ko), and its Twitter page has tweeted a few screenshots from the movie. These act as our first look into the renowned director’s new work:
As expected of a Shinkai movie, the scenes look absolutely beautiful already. According to its website, the anime will follow high school student Hodaka, who leaves his home on an isolated island and moves to Tokyo. However, he immediately goes broke, and lives his days in isolation. However, he finds himself a new job, but its writing for a shady occult magazine. And one rainy day, he meets Hina, who lives with her younger brother, She’s cheerful, though she has the power to stop the rain and break the clouds to make the sky clear again.
While Shinkai is directing the film and doing the original story, Comix Wave Films will once again produce the animation. Masayoshi Tanaka is returning to do the character designs from your name as well. The film will star Kotaro Daigo as Hodaka Morishima and Nana Mori as Hina Amano. It will premiere on July 19 next year.
As for its international release, Shinkai confirmed with Eiga.com that it will indeed have one, much like your name. According to the director, it will hit countries in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. As to which countries in Asia they’re talking about, let’s just hope it includes the ones in the ASEAN region.
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