Makoto Shinkai's new project, Tenki no Ko: Weathering With You, has story and date revealed - AnimesLyrics

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Makoto Shinkai's new project, Tenki no Ko: Weathering With You, has story and date revealed

Makoto Shinkai's new film is set for July 19.


CoMix Wave Films gave details on the new project of Makoto Shinkai, creator of Kimi na na wa (Your Name). The film titled "Tenki no Ko: Weathering With You" is scheduled for release July 19 in Japan.

The film will star Kotaro Daigo as Hodaka Morishima and Nana Mori as Hina Amano. 

Shinkai is credited with the original work, and is also directing and writing the film's scripts for CoMix Wave Films. Masayoshi Tanaka (your name., anohana, The Anthem of the Heart) is designing the characters, Atsushi Tamura (The Cat Returns, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin) is the animation director, and Hiroshi Takiguchi (The Garden of Words, Ajin) is the art director. STORY inc. is credited as producer, and TOHO will distribute the film.


The tagline on the above image reads, "This is the story of the world's secret that only she and I know."

In the film's story, high school student Hodaka 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 woman named Hina. 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.

It was confirmed that the film will be released worldwide and releases have already been decided for North America, Europe, Asia and South America.