Loved your name. and excited for Weathering With You? Well, Uniqlo is teaming up with acclaimed anime director, Makoto Shinkai to bring people some special T-shirts inspired by his various movies. They will be Uniqlo’s latest anime collaboration, and there are seven new designs for fans to choose from.
Uniqlo will be releasing these in select stores in the United States on July 22. Unfortunately, there’s still no word at when they will hit Southeast Asian countries like Singapore and the Philippines just yet. Each shirt costs US$14.90.
The collaboration also promotes Shinkai’s upcoming movie, Weathering With You. 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. As for its international release, Shinkai confirmed with Eiga.com that it will indeed have one, much like your name.
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Source: Uniqlo US