After the huge success that is your name., Makoto Shinkai returns with a new movie titled Weathering With You. Shinkai recently held a press conference with the anime’s cast, as well as the band, RADWIMPS, at the Tokyo Midtown Hall. There, they talked about the movie. They also released a new “Forecast’ video as well:
In the press conference, Shinkai said that because this is a big budget film, he wantgs to do something fun that doesn’tr cause losses. And because of that, the director stated the he’s gonna do something different from what people might call a “classic story”. He says that it might divide the audience’s opinions and even asks them what would they have done in that situation.
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. 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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