Weathering with You

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Weathering with You
WeatheringWithYou.jpg
Japanese天気の子
HepburnTenki no Ko
LiterallyChild of weather
Directed byMakoto Shinkai
Produced bySTORY inc.[1]
Written byMakoto Shinkai
Starring
  • Kotaro Daigo
  • Nana Mori
Music byRadwimps[2][3]
Production
company
Distributed byToho
Release date
  • July 19, 2019 (2019-07-19)
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

Weathering with You (天気の子, Tenki no Ko, literally "Child of Weather") is an upcoming Japanese animated film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai and produced by CoMix Wave Films, following the 2016 film Your Name. It is scheduled for release in Japan on July 19, 2019, starring Kotaro Daigo and Nana Mori.[1]

Plot[edit]

High school student Hodaka Morishima leaves his home on an isolated island and moves to Tokyo, but he immediately becomes broke. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds a job as a writer for a shady occult magazine. After he starts his job, the weather has been rainy day after day. In a corner of the crowded and busy city, Hodaka meets a young girl named Hina Amano. Due to certain circumstances, Hina and her younger brother live together, but have a cheerful and sturdy life. Hina also has a certain power: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky.[1]

Voice cast[edit]

Character Japanese voice actor
Hodaka Morishima (森嶋帆高, Morishima Hodaka)[1] Kotaro Daigo
A high school student who leaves his isolated island home for Tokyo, but he quickly becomes broke. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds a job as a writer for a shady occult magazine.[4]
Hina Amano (天野陽菜, Amano Hina)[1] Nana Mori
A cheerful and sturdy girl living with her brother. She has a certain power: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky.[4]

Production[edit]

On August 2, 2018, Makoto Shinkai revealed that he was making a new feature film for next year.[5] The film staff includes Masayoshi Tanaka as character designer, Atsushi Tamura as animation director and Hiroshi Takiguchi as art director.[6][4][7][1]

Casting[edit]

More than 2,000 people auditioned to voice the film's two protagonists, from which Kotaro Daigo and Nana Mori were eventually chosen. Other key roles are filled by returning crew members from Your Name.[8]

Music[edit]

On August 26, 2017, Makoto Shinkai sent the script of the movie to Yojiro Noda for his opinions, before he received the song "Ai ni Dekiru koto wa Mada Arukai" (愛にできることはまだあるかい, Is there still anything that love can do?) from the musician,[9] which is then used as a theme song in the film.[2][1]

Marketing[edit]

On December 13, 2018, a press conference was held to reveal the film, and announced that it would be released on July 19, 2019.[6] The first teaser trailer debuted on April 10, exactly 100 days before the premiere.[2]

Release[edit]

The film will be released in Japan on July 19, 2019. Shinkai has confirmed that the film will get a worldwide release, and releases have already been decided for North America, Europe, Asia, and South America.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Sherman, Jennifer (April 9, 2019). "Makoto Shinkai's "Tenki no Ko" Anime Film Teaser Previews RADWIMPS Song". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on April 9, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Komatsu, Mikikazu (April 9, 2019). "Weathering with You Film's Teaser Trailer Introduces Rainy World Visuals, Theme Song by RADWIMPS". Crunchyroll. Archived from the original on April 11, 2019. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  3. ^ "映画『天気の子』予報" [Weathering with You Teaser Trailer] (in Japanese). Toho Movie YouTube Channel. April 9, 2019. Archived from the original on April 9, 2019. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c Blair, Gavin J. (December 14, 2018). "'Your Name' Director Makoto Shinkai Announces New Anime Feature". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on December 27, 2018. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  5. ^ Valdez, Nick (August 3, 2018). "'Your Name' Director Teases Next Film". ComicBook.com. Archived from the original on August 4, 2018. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Chapman, Paul (December 13, 2018). "'Tenki no Ko: Weathering With You' Theatrical Anime Film Unveils Cast, Staff, Key Visual for New Makoto Shinkai Film". Crunchyroll. Archived from the original on December 14, 2018. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  7. ^ Schilling, Mark (December 18, 2018). "'Your Name' Director Makoto Shinkai Readies 'Weathering'". Variety. Archived from the original on December 19, 2018. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  8. ^ Kato, Yusuke (January 25, 2019). "1st new film from director of 'Your Name.' to hit theaters in July". Asahi Shimbun. Archived from the original on January 25, 2019. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  9. ^ "RADWIMPSが新海誠と再タッグ!「天気の子」音楽担当、新曲流れる予告も到着" [RADWIMPS reunites with Makoto Shinkai! 'Weathering with You' music, new song notice also arrived]. Natalie (in Japanese). April 10, 2019. Archived from the original on April 10, 2019. Retrieved April 10, 2019.

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