Philippine film distributor Pioneer Films has hinted on Saturday at a possible release of Makoto Shinkai’s latest work Tenki no Ko: Weathering with You in the country.
Although the company has not expressed it publicly, but this may be a sign that they are currently pursuing the title’s distribution rights.
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. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Shinkai is credited as the creator, director and screenwriter of Weathering with You, while Masayoshi Tanaka, who also worked in the highly-popular anime film your name., will be in charge of character designs.
Atsushi Tamura, who worked in Studio Ghibli’s award-winning anime film Spirited Away, will be the animation director, and The Garden of Words art director Hiroshi Takiguchi will be in charge of the upcoming film’s art direction, which will be produced by CoMix Wave Films.
The anime film is set to be released in Japanese cinemas on July 19, with the famed director confirming the film’s worldwide release.
The official website of Weathering with You has revealed in a teaser uploaded last month that Japanese rock band RADWIMPS will perform “Ai ni Dekiru Koto wa Mada Aru Kai” as the theme song for the upcoming anime film.
The band is known for performing the soundtrack for your name.