Shinkai's Weathering With You Film Gets 2nd Suntory Ad

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
New ad includes unique version of the film's theme song

SUNTORY began streaming a new tie-up commercial with Makoto Shinkai's Weathering With You film on Monday. The new ad has a unique version of the film's theme "Ai ni Dekiru koto wa Mada Arukai (Is there still anything that love can do?)" by RADWIMPS. Voice actors Kotarō Daigo (Hodaka Morishima) and Nana Mori (Hina Amano) perform the cover. SUNTORY notes that the song is completely limited to the ad.

Weathering With You opened in Japan on July 19. The film sold 1,159,020 tickets to earn 1,643,809,400 yen (about US$15.22 million) in its first three days at the box office. The film earned 28.6% more in its first three days compared to Shinkai's previous your name. film.

Shinkai confirmed that the film will get a worldwide release, and releases have already been decided for North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. GKIDS has licensed the film for North America, and will give the film an "awards qualifying" theatrical run this year before a wider screening with subtitles and an English dub in early 2020.

GKIDS describes the film:

The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong­willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky...

Shinkai is credited with the original work, and also directed and wrote the film's scripts for CoMix Wave Films.

Director Toshimasa Ishii and Studio Orange's anime ad for Japanese retail company Marui Group is getting a limited theatrical run paired with the film.

Source: SUNTORY's YouTube channel via Otakomu

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