The online petition has attracted more than 53,000 signatures
The official Twitter for Makoto Shinkai's Tenki no Ko/Weathering With You announced on August 10 that the film is set to be released in 20 cities across India including Mumbai and Delhi from October 11, 2019. According to the post, it will be the first original Japanese animation film to be screened in the country.
As reported, a fan in India directly asked Shinkai about the possibility of the film's legal release in their country, and an online petition to make it happen has been held on Change.org since February. It has attracted more than 53,000 signatures so far, and has successfully attracted the distributor's attention as well.
Shinkai has also reported the news in English on Twitter.
To fans in India: I’m so happy to tell that ‘Weathering With You’ (Tenki no ko) will release in India this October! We have licensed the Indian distribution rights to PVR Pictures and BookMyShow backed company Vkaao.— 新海誠 (@shinkaimakoto) August 10, 2019
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