GKids and Shout! Factory Present the Critically-Acclaimed Hit Weathering With You

THE STUNNING NEW FILM BY DIRECTOR MAKOTO SHINKAI MAKES ITS NORTH AMERICAN DVD/BLU-RAY™ DEBUT ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

AVAILABLE TO OWN DIGITALLY ON AUGUST 4


Los Angeles, CA – The extraordinary new animated film Weathering With You will be available to purchase digitally on August 4 , 2020, and on September 15 will arrive on Blu-ray™ + DVD, and SteelBookTM format from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. In addition, a limited edition Collector's Set will also be released in November.

GKIDS proudly presents the highly-anticipated new film from director Makoto Shinkai and the creative team, including producer Genki Kawamura, behind the critically-acclaimed, global smash hit Your Name. Featuring music from the hit band RADWIMPS, and backed by an all-star voice cast including Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hobbit Trilogy), Alison Brie (“GLOW”, The Lego Movie franchise), and Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A star Wars Story, Venom), Shinkai has once again brought incredible beauty and a powerful story to the screen.

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 strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…

Japan's Official Submission for Best International Feature at the 92nd Academy Awards, and a
Toronto International Film Festival Official Selection, this magical tale's awe-inspiring beauty thrilled audiences when the film hit North American theaters in early 2020.

Available on Blu-ray™/DVD combo, DVD, SteelBookTM and on EST/VOD, Weathering With You is now available for pre-order.

Blu-ray™ and SteelBook™ Bonus Features:
• Talk Show: Makoto Shinkai and Yumiko Udo
• “Weather Front” Featurette
• Exploring Makoto Shinkai's Filmography
• Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots

DVD Bonus Features
• “Weather Front” Featurette
• Exploring Makoto Shinkai's Filmography
• Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots

Specific details on the Collector's Edition will be announced shortly.

About GKIDS
GKIDS is a producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored an astounding eleven Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations with The Secret of Kells in 2010, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012, Ernest & Celestine in 2014, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Song of the Sea in 2015, Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There in 2016, My Life as a Zucchini in 2017, The Breadwinner in 2018, and Mirai in 2019. GKIDS also handles North American distribution for the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world's most coveted animation collections with titles Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and others. GKIDS also produces the annual LA-based film festival, ANIMATION IS FILM, which embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form and is a vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of their work to the fullest range of expression that the medium is capable of.

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory's entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

About Toho
Established in 1932, Toho has grown its business in the motion picture, real estate and legitimate theatre sectors. Specifically in motion picture, Toho maintains a market share of over 40% in distribution –Toho handling the domestic titles and Toho-Towa and Towa Pictures distributing foreign films. In exhibition, Toho Cinemas manages over 640 screens with a market share of about 20% in Japan. In recent years, Toho has strengthened its development and production capabilities bringing about 20% of own productions into its 30 to 35 title annual slate. Toho's extensive collaboration with Japanese IP owners continues to introduce an entertaining, creative and innovative world of cinema. In the 84 year history, Toho has worked with renowned Japanese filmmakers including Akira Kurosawa, Yasujiro Ozu, Kenji Mizoguchi and auteurs whose ideas and characters still resonate with modern audiences today. Containing well over 7,000 titles, Toho has created masterpieces with versatile talents. Toho continues on this path by remaining a reliable distribution partner for industry veterans like Studio Ghibli and all the key TV networks, and also fresh talent like director Makoto Shinkai and the ever so inventive Kankuro Kudo.

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