The Animation Is Film Festival in Los Angeles has announced its lineup. The festival will host the United States premiere of the Weathering With You anime film and the North American premiere of the Children of the Sea anime film. It will also screen the West Coast premiere of the Ride Your Wave anime film, and it will screen the Cencoroll Connect anime. Weathering With You, Children of the Sea, and Ride Your Wave are all screening in competition.
Weathering With You director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, and Children of the Sea director Ayumu Watanabe will attend the festival for Q&A sessions at their respective films’ screenings. The anime films will screen in Japanese with English subtitles.
The Animation Is Film Festival will be taking place October 18-20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.