“Weathering With You” (Tenki no Ko) is a fable about friensdhip and climate, written and diected by acclaimed director Makoto Shinkai (“Your Name”. “The Garden of Words”, “Journey to Aghartha”, “5 Centimeters per Second”)
Produced by CoMix Wave (same studio behind “Your Name” and “Flavors of Youth”) the film premiered in Japanese Cinemas on the 19th of July and it’s already a huge hit.
The two protagonists are voiced by Kotaro Daigo (Hodaka) e da Nana Mori (Hina), and the them song “Ai ni Deikiru Koto wa Mada Aru Kai” is composed by popular j-rock band RADWIMPS that had greatly contributed to the success of “Your Name”.
Other members of the crew include Masayoshi Tanaka (“Your Name”) in charge of the character design, Atsushi Tamura head of animation, and artistic director Hiroshi Takiguchi (“The Garden of Words”, “Ajin”).
Considering the well-known passion and ability for weather rapresentation that director Shinkoda has repeatedly demonstrated in his previous works, we are expecting a real visual treat!
Hodaka Morishima runs away from his remote island to Tokyo, in the summer of his high school freshman year. The weather there seems to match his gloomy mood; raind and clouds, one grey day after another.
One day Hodaka – who in the meantime has found a job as a writer for an occult magazine – meets Hina Amano, a girl with a mysterious power that allows her to create good weather simply by “praying”.