GKIDS has announced the English-language voice cast for Weathering With You, the new film from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura — creators of the animated film Your Name., which broke box office records worldwide and is currently getting a live-action remake from JJ Abrams.
The new dubbed version of Weathering With You will feature the voices of Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hobbit trilogy) as Suga, Alison Brie (GLOW, The LEGO Movie franchise) as Natsumi, and Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Venom) as Takai.
Brandon Engman voices Hodaka, Ashley Boettcher is Hina, Emeka Guindo is Nagi, Vinnie Penna is Kimura, Mike Pollock is Yasui and Barbara Goodson is Tachibana.
GKIDS will theatrically release Weathering With You nationwide on January 17, following special nationwide fan preview screenings through Fathom Events on January 15 and January 16 (tickets available online).
The film has already become the #1 local film at the Japanese box office for 2019, and was Japan’s official selection for the Best International Feature category at the Academy Awards, the first time the country submitted an animated feature for consideration since Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke.
GKIDS and NYAV Post produced the English-language dubbed version of Weathering With You, and it was directed by Michael Sinterniklaas and Stephanie Sheh — who previously directed and starred in the English-language version of Your Name.