Weathering With You Home Release Details
posted on by Andrew Osmond
Anime Limited has announced that Makoto Shinkai's film Weathering With You will be released as a Collector's Blu-ray on September 28. There will also be a Deluxe Edition, carrying the film on 4K UHD, which will be released exclusively through Zavvi on November 2.
There will additionally be standard Blu-ray and DVD editions on September 28.
The Zavvi-exclusive Deluxe Edition (November 2) will also include Steelbook packaging; the film on 4K UHD Blu-ray, as well as Blu-ray; an additional Blu-ray with bonus content; the Original Soundtrack CD; a 104-page hardback book; a poster; art cards and a sticker. It will become available for pre-order on July 20.
Anime Limited also announced that it has acquired the rights to Shinkai's earlier films 5 Centimeters Per Second and Journey to Agartha, which will both be released in new Blu-ray editions in the future.
GKIDS, which distributed 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 distributed 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.
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