Philippine theater chain SM Cinema has listed on Monday the theatrical screening date of Makoto Shinkai’s latest anime film Weathering with You in the Philippines.
The theater chain has listed Weathering with You’s screening date for Wednesday, August 21, but it’s not yet clear if the date listed is for a “Fan’s screening” or General release.
As previously reported, Film distributor Pioneer Films will release the anime film in Philippine cinemas nationwide. We are still trying to reach them for comment.
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)
Makoto Shinkai, who created and directed the 2016 romantic fantasy drama anime film your name., has also been credited as the creator, director and screenwriter of the latest film.
Masayoshi Tanaka, who also worked on the highly-popular anime film, was again in charge of character designs.
Atsushi Tamura, who worked in Studio Ghibli’s award-winning anime film Spirited Away, is the animation director, and The Garden of Words art director Hiroshi Takiguchi is in charge of the film’s art direction, which was produced by CoMix Wave Films and distributed by TOHO.
The anime film starred Nana Mori, who played “Runa Horibe” in the highly-popular live-action series Mr. Hiiragi’s Homeroom, will portray the character “Hina Amano” and Kotaro Daigo as “Hokoda Morishima”.
They are also joined by a star-studded voice casts, including Shun Oguri, Tsubasa Honda, Chieko Baisho, Sakura Kiryu, Sei Hiraizumi, and Yuuki Kaiji.
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Weathering with You opened in Japanese cinemas last Friday, July 19, and sold about 1,159,020 tickets to earn JP¥1,643,809,400 (about PHP778.31 million) in its first three days of screening, which is almost 30% more than when Shinkai’s previous film had during its opening weekend in 2016.
North American film distributor GKIDS already licensed the anime film, where they plan to hold an “awards qualifying” theatrical release later this year, with a wider release in early 2020.
Local film distributors in Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore, had already announced their upcoming screenings of the anime film.
Additional Information from Anime News Network