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Weathering With You U.K. Cinema Release on January 17

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Makoto Shinkai's film has release date confirmed at Scotland Loves Anime festival

Anime Limited confirmed at the Scotland Loves Anime festival in Edinburgh that it will release Makoto Shinkai's film Weathering With You on Friday January 17 2020. (The film is released in America on the same day.) It was also confirmed that this will not be a single-day release, but will run in cinemas for at least a week.

The company had previously announced that it will release the film in the UK and Ireland, in both Japanese with subtitles and with an English dub.

GKIDS, which will distribute Weathering With You in America, 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. Masayoshi Tanaka (your name., anohana, The Anthem of the Heart) designed the characters, Atsushi Tamura (The Cat Returns, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin) was the animation director, and Hiroshi Takiguchi (The Garden of Words, Ajin) was the art director. Story Inc. is credited as producer, and TOHO distributes the film. RADWIMPS' Yōjirō Noda composed five vocal theme songs for the film, and the group also provided 27 background music songs for the film. Tōko Miura sang RADWIMPS' "Grand Escape (Movie edit) feat. Toko Miura" and "Shukusai (Movie edit) feat. Toko Miura" theme songs for the film.

GKIDS' trailer for Weathering With You is below.


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