CoMix Wave Films has announced that Makoto Shinkai’s new anime film is titled Tenki no Ko: Weathering With You (Weather Child: Weathering With You), and the film will open in Japan on July 19, 2019.
In the film’s story, 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.
Shinkai is credited with the original work, and is also directing and writing the film’s scripts for CoMix Wave Films. Masayoshi Tanaka is designing the characters, Atsushi Tamura is the animation director, and Hiroshi Takiguchi is the art director. STORY inc. is credited as producer, and TOHO will distribute the film.
The film will star Kotaro Daigo as Hodaka Morishima and Nana Mori as Hina Amano.
Shinkai has said that the film will get a worldwide release, and releases have already been decided for North America, Europe, Asia, and South America.