Japanese Anime Weathering With You Is Dropping on Netflix
From the director of Your Name!
(SPOT.ph) You may want to sit down for this, anime fans. The Japanese film Weathering With You is dropping on Netflix this July 31! This film is the latest from Makoto Shinkai, the same brain behind the phenomenal Kimi no Na wa a.k.a. Your Name, so if you haven't watched it yet, you'd best prepare for the experience. Check out the trailer below:
Hodaka Morishima (Kotaro Daigo) is a high school student who runs away to Tokyo. He takes on work for an occult magazine run by Keisuke Suga (Shun Oguri) and Natsumi (Tsubasa Honda), hunting out stories of the paranormal kind. In one of his investigations, he meets Hina Amano (Nana Mori), who is gifted with being a hare-onna, or "fair weather maiden"—which means she has the ability control the weather. Unfortunately, neither of them realize that this "gift" comes with a tragic price.
Weathering With You, or Tenki No Ko, is a visual stunner, as Shinkai's works are expected to be. And be sure to be ready for the emotional force this story will be; we gave it a four out of five spots in our review! It was the number-one anime movie in Japan in 2019 and had a higher opening weekend gross than Your Name.
Main image courtesy of Netflix