Makoto Shinkai’s your name. film was a huge financial success. And it was so big that several companies were quick to team up with Shinkai for his next film, Weathering With You. In fact, they have already released several CMs featuring main characters Hodaka and Hina.
Sofbank’s white dog mascor even brags about doing a cameo for the film in a different commercial. He only appeared in the film in a single frame though.
The film will open in Japanese theatres this month, on 19th July. The cast includes:
- Kotaro Daigo as Hokoda Morishima
- Nana Mori as Hina Amano
- Shun Oguri as Keisuke Suga
- Tsubasa Honda as Natsumi
- Chieko Baisho as Tomi
- Sakura Kiryuu as Nagisa Amano
- Sei Hiraizumi as Yasui
- Yuuki Kaji as Takai
Here’s how GKIDS, which will be distributing the film out west, describes its story in English:
The summer of his high school freshman year, Hokoda 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, Hokoda meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strongwilled girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…
The film is confirmed to have an international release, not just in North America, but also here in Southeast Asia.