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Anime NYC to Screen Makoto Shinkai's Weathering With You Film

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film's screening at November convention will be its East Coast premiere

The staff of the Anime NYC convention announced on Wednesday that GKIDS will screen Makoto Shinkai's new film Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko) as the closing film of the convention. The screening will be the film's East Coast premiere.

The film will open in North America on January 17. Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) hosted the North American premiere of Weathering With You as part of its Special Presentations category, with screenings on September 8, 10, and 14. Japan submitted the film for consideration in the Best International Feature Film category at the 92nd Academy Awards. The film will also screen at the Hawai'i International Film Festival (HIFF) on November 17.

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 opened in 359 theaters and 448 screens in Japan on July 19. The film sold 1,159,020 tickets for 1,643,809,400 yen (about US$15.22 million) in its first three days in 358 theaters. The film ranked #1 in its opening weekend. The anime has sold 10.22 million tickets and earned 13,619,583,250 yen (about US$125 million) as of Sunday. The film is currently the #7 highest-earning domestic film of all time in Japan and the highest-grossing film in Japan this year. The last Japanese film to earn over 10 billion yen was Shinkai's previous film your name. three years ago.

This year's Anime NYC will be held at the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan from November 15 to 17. Last year's event had 36,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 15 countries.

This year's event will also host Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino; Dr. Stone manga creators Riichirou Inagaki and Boichi; Monogatari series illustrator VOFAN; voice actress Rie Kugimiya; voice actress and singer Miku Itо̄; Today's Menu for Emiya Family manga creator TAa; Science SARU's producer Eunyoung Cho; Code Geass writer Ichiro Okouchi, character designer Takahiro Kimura, and voice actress Yukana; and JAM Project, Guilty Kiss, TRUE, and ZAQ as musical performers.

Source: Press release


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