The Director of the Hit Anime Film YOUR NAME Reveals The Title and Story Details of His Next Film


Makoto Shinkai's anime film Your Name was a pretty epic success as it broke all kinds of box-office records in Japan. In fact it’s the most successful anime feature film of all time. It was a seriously great film that is worth watching if you already haven’t seen it.

A lot of fans have been wondering what the director’s next film project would be and now we know! CoMix Wave Films have officially announced that Shinkai will write and direct a film called Tenki no Ko: Weathering With You (Weathering Child: Weathering With You). You can see the first poster for the film and we also have some story details.

Tenki no Ko: Weathering With You follows a high school student named Hodaka “who leaves his island home and moves to Tokyo. He's immediately broke from the move and lives his life in isolation, but soon finds a job writing for a strange occult magazine. The weather's been terrible, with rain every day since he had got this new job, until he meets a young woman named Hina. Hodaka finds that although Hina lives with her brother through outside circumstances, the two are happy. Also strangely enough, Hina has the power to control the weather.”

Yeah, that sounds like an interesting story that Shinkai could have some fun with. It was also announced that Your Name character designer Masayoshi Tanaka will return to work on this new film and they will also be joined by Atsushi Tamura, who will serve as animation director, and Hiroshi Takiguchi, who will serve as art director. 

Tenki no Ko: Weathering With You is set to open in Japan on July 19th, 2019, and it will eventually make its way to the US.

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