If you’re into lovey-dovey stuff then this is the right place. Written and directed by Makoto Shinkai, the 2019 Japanese animated film, Weathering With You has been critically reviewed really well. The film was released in Japan on July 19. It got selected as the Japanese entry for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. It also received four Annie Award nominations including Best Independent Animated Feature.
Set in Japan during a period of exceptionally rainy weather, the story is about a high school boy who runs away to Tokyo and befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather. The voice-overs are done in both Japanese and English.
The movie released on Blu-ray in Japan on May 27, 2020. Most of the people who watched this film liked it very much because there was just something special about it. Many even demanded why Netflix hasn’t released it yet. Then again, a digital release is planned for August 4, 2020. It did exceptionally good on box office with a total of US$193.1 million worldwide and ¥14.06 billion in Japan.
In other news:
The petition named Indian Anime Movement was created in April 2019 to bring the anime movie culture to India. The success has resulted in the release of Weathering With You in India. This will be the first-ever Japan Anime film screened for Indian audiences. It will be aired on October 11, 2019. The literal meaning is ‘child with weather’.
If you’re already curious about the film best to buy it right away as it is available on Amazon. For the ones who can’t the only option is to wait despite the anticipation.
Moving onto the reviews:
Rotten Tomatoes rated this film 91% along with the comment, “Beautifully animated and narratively engaging. Weathering with You further establishes writer-director Makoto Shinkai as a singularly talented filmmaker.”
Below is the trailer which became a huge hit and widely appreciated by fans as well as critics. Hope you enjoy the feel-good experience it gives!