Earlier today, GKIDS announced that they acquired the rights to Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering With You film. the publisher is planning a theatrical run, in early 2020 for both the subtitled and English dubbed versions of the feature.
GKIDS describes the picture as:
The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodoka 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, Hodoka 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…
Weathering With You will open in Japan on July 19, 2019. The film will get a global release, with theatrical runs slated for North America, Asia, Europe, and South America.
Makoto Shinkai is directing the film and writing the scripts at CoMix Wave Films, with Masayoshi Tanaka (anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, your name.) providing character designs. Other confirmed crew members include:
- Art Director: Hiroshi Takiguchi
- Animation Director: Atsushi Tamura
- Production: Story Inc.
- Distributor: Toho
- Original Concept: Makoto Shinkai
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Hina Amano: Nana Mori
- Hodaka Mori: Kotaro Daigo
Source: Twitter (GKIDSFilms)