Edko Films Streams Subtitled 2nd Teaser Video for Weathering With You Film
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hong Kong film distributor Edko Films began streaming a Chinese- and English-subtitled teaser video for Makoto Shinkai's new anime film Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko) on Monday. The video is a subtitled version of the film's second teaser video, which debuted on May 29. Edko Films will open the film in Hong Kong on August 8.
The film will open in Japan on July 19. 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 licensed the film for North America, and it describes the film:
The summer of his high school freshman year, Hokoda 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, Hokoda 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...
The film will star Kotaro Daigo as Hokoda Morishima and Nana Mori as Hina Amano. (Note: last name romanizations are not confirmed.)
Other cast members include:
- Shun Oguri as Keisuke Suga
- Tsubasa Honda as Natsumi
- Chieko Baisho as Tomi
- Sakura Kiryū as Nagisa Amano
- Sei Hiraizumi as Yasui
- Yuuki Kaji as Takai
Shinkai is credited with the original work, and is also directing and writing the film's scripts for Comix Wave Films. Masayoshi Tanaka (your name., anohana, The Anthem of the Heart) is designing the characters, Atsushi Tamura (The Cat Returns, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin) is the animation director, and Hiroshi Takiguchi (The Garden of Words, Ajin) is the art director. STORY inc. is credited as producer, and Toho will distribute the film. RADWIMPS are composing five vocal songs and 27 background music songs for the film.
Shinkai is also penning a novel adaptation of the film that will be available digitally and in print on July 18. The film's soundtrack will ship on July 19.
Source: Edko Films YouTube channel