The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka 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 taking its cue from his life. After many days of solitude, he finally finds work as a freelance writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then, one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky.
Directed by: Makoto Shinkai
Starting off as a slow burn, I started questioning how this anime got so much talk on the net. But the pace lets you get to know and relate to the characters before the final act where things really spring forth. And I was sucked in (enjoyably) for the ride, holding my breath as I honestly did not know how it was going to end. Beautiful, gorgeous, etherial at times, there just arent enough words in the English language to describe appropriately just how stunning this is...nor how seamlessly the traditional and 3D animation blend together. The voice cast of both languages are great and the soundtrack and score are both great. After The Garden of Words and Your Name, Makoto Shinkai is proving to be a master of his craft in the same vein as Miyazaki. A classic.
CoMix Wave Films
East Japan Marketing & Communications
Sound Team・Don Juan
"Weathering With You" Film Partners
1 hr 52 mins
$ 186,965,409.00 (USA)
japan climate change rain magic weather weather manipulation romance surrealism slice of life tokyo, japan orphan summer flood japanese mythology anime time skip japanese supernatural power weather control visually stunning