Philippine media company ABS-CBN has aired a preview of the Tagalog-dubbed version of Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering With You anime film.
The program highlight for Black Saturday’s special programming, which was aired on Wednesday, shows a preview of lead characters Hodaka Morishima and Hina Amano.
Weathering With You is set to premiere on Black Saturday, April 3, at 06:00pm on ABS-CBN’s flagship channel Kapamilya Channel.
Weathering with You is a Japanese anime film produced by CoMix Wave Films, with Makoto Shinkai, creator of well-known anime films such as 5 Centimeters per Second (2007), The Garden of Words (2013) and your name. (2016), credited as its creator, director and screenplay writer.
The anime film’s character designs was handled by Masashi Ando and Masayoshi Tanaka, who both previously worked in the drama anime Bunny Drop.
Japanese rock band RADWIMPS performed the anime film’s theme song “Is There Still Anything That Love Can Do?”.
The anime film was released in Japanese cinemas in July 2019, while Pioneer Films released the film in Philippine cinemas the following month.
The official website of CoMix Wave described the anime film’s story:
First year of high school, summer. Hodaka runs away from his home on an outlying island to come to Tokyo. He falls into poverty quickly, but after many days of solitude, at last finds work as a freelance writer for a dubious occult magazine.
Rain falls day after day, as if taking its cue from his life. One day, though, Hodaka meets a girl in one corner of the hustle and bustle of the big city. Hina is a cheerful, strong-willed girl who lives alone with her little brother due to certain circumstances. She also has a strange power.
Little by little, the rain stops and the cityscape gives off a beautiful glow. For Hina has the power to make the sky clear just by praying…
As previously reported, ABS-CBN will premiere Weathering With You, together with Mari Okada’s Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms anime film, as part of its special programming for the Holy Week holiday.
Makoto Shinkai’s your name. will also be reaired on Good Friday, April 2.