Japan has submitted Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko) anime film for consideration in the Best International Feature Film category at the 92nd Academy Awards. The film is the first anime that Japan has submitted in the category since Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke in 1998. The award was known as the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film until this year.
Weathering With You opened in Japanese theaters on July 19, 2019. It has earned 10,073,344,500 yen (about US$94.59 million) by selling 7,519,350 tickets in 34 days, making it the #10 highest-earning Japanese films of all time. The last Japanese film to earn over 10 billion yen was Shinkai’s previous film your name. three years ago. Weathering With You is also now the highest-grossing Japanese film so far in 2019.
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will host the North American premiere of Weathering With You as part of its Special Presentations category. The film is eligible to win the Audience Award. The 44th TIFF will be held at theaters in Toronto, Ontario from September 5-15, 2019.