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Makoto Shinkai's Weathering With You Reveals 'Special Forecast' Video

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Film Opens in Japan on July 19

The official website for Makoto Shinkai's new film Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko) began streaming a "special forecast" video for the anime on Tuesday. The video highlights Shinkai's works from 2002 to 2016 before previewing footage from the upcoming fim.

TV Asahi aired footage from the film's opening scene during a rerun of Shinkai's your name. film on June 30. The Weathering With You 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 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...

The film will star Kotarō Daigo as Hodaka Morishima and Nana Mori as Hina Amano. (Note: last name romanizations are not confirmed.) Other cast members include:

(Note: character name romanizations are not confirmed.)

Shun Oguri as Keisuke Suga
Tsubasa Honda as Natsumi
Chieko Baisho as Tomi
Sakura Kiryū as Nagisa Amano
Sei Hiraizumi as Yasui
Yūki 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' Yōjirō Noda is composing five vocal theme songs for the film, and the group is also providing 27 background music songs for the film. Tōko Miura is singing RADWIMPS' "Grand Escape (Movie edit) feat. Tōko Miura" and "Shukusai (Movie edit) feat. Tōko Miura" theme 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. A manga adaptation by Watari Kubota will launch in Kodansha's Afternoon magazine on July 25.

Source: Weathering With You film's website via Ota-Suke

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