A refreshing shower of animated entertainment will be falling next month, when GKIDS and Shout! Factory release anime hit Weathering With You on Blu-ray + DVD on September 15. The studio has released a new trailer in anticipation of the release.
The all-star English dub cast features Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hobbit Trilogy), Alison Brie (GLOW, The LEGO Movie franchise) and Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Venom). (Watch the English subtitled preview here.
The latest film from director Makoto Shinkai (Your Name.), Weathering With You was Japan’s biggest film of 2019, became the country’s entry for the International Feature Oscar, and won over Stateside fans with its U.S. theatrical run earlier this year.
Synopsis: 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 to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a 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…