Dir. Makoto Shinkai. Japan 2019. 1hr 52mins. In Japanese with English subtitles.
(Tenki no ko)
CAST: Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori, Shun Ogumi, Sei Hiraiyzumi
This dazzling Japanese animation comes from the visionary director Makoto Shinkai, creator of the 2016 global hit Your Name.
In 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, and he lives his days alone. Finally finding work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine, 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…
A beautifully made environmental allegory, Weathering With You is just the latest example of Shinkai’s amazing work.