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Weathering With You Anime Film's English Dub Clip Streamed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Film debuts in theaters in U.S. on January 15

GKIDS began streaming a new English dub clip of Makoto Shinkai's Weathering With You anime film on Wednesday.

The English dub cast includes:

GKIDS describes the film's story:

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...

Fathom Events will screen the film in theaters in the United States on January 15 and 16. The screenings will be a "Special Fan Preview" with exclusive bonus content before GKIDS opens the film in North America on January 17. The screenings starting on January 17 will have both English-subtitled screenings and English-dub screenings.

The Palm Springs International Film Festival in California is also screening the film this month. The film screened in California on January 3 at 6:15 p.m. at Mary Pickford is D'Place, and it will screen on Monday at 12:00 p.m. at Regal Cinemas in Palm Springs, and on January 10 at 12:45 p.m. at Mary Pickford is D'Place.

Weathering With You 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. The anime ranked #1 in its opening weekend. The film had earned 14.02 billion yen (about US$129 million) as of December 8. The film is now the #7 highest-earning domestic film of all time in Japan and was the highest-grossing film in Japan in 2019.

The anime won the Audience Award at the Animation Is Film Festival in Los Angeles in October, and also won the Best Animated Feature Film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Australia on November 21. The film received a nomination in the Best Animated Independent Feature category for the 47th Annual Annie Awards. The Annie Awards ceremony will be held on January 25, 2020.

The film was submitted for consideration for both the Animated Feature Film category and the Best International Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards. The film did not make the shortlist for the award.

Source: GKIDS' YouTube channel


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