The scooter comes in two models, 50CC and 110CC for you to whizz around in the rain on
Between the beautiful animation and gripping story of two teenagers falling in love (and trying to fix the weather), Natsumi, one of the only grown-ups to be a starring player in Makoto Shinkai's Weathering with You anime film, caught the eye of viewers around the world, due in part from to her can-do attitude and amazing driving skills. Those skills her honed on her bike, modeled after the Honda Super Cub line of scooters that are popular in Japan for their lower costs and the lack of a formal driver's license needed to drive them.
Due to the fan outcry of wanting said pink scooter, Honda has teamed up with the Weathering with You production committee to release a limited range of Natsumi's scooter for fans to purchase and drive around Ikebukuro on – yes, they're only available in Japan for now.
The "Pink Super Cub 'Tenki no Ko' version" comes in two engine sizes. 50CC, where all you need to drive it is a 5,000 yen (US$46.60) permit, and 110CC, which needs a fulls driver's license to drive. The 50CC model retails for 269,500 yen (US$2,511) with only 500 models being produced and the higher spec'd 110CC model will be 313,500 yen (US$2,921) and will have 1,500 models made.
Each scooter will come with a special Weathering with You sticker, denoting its limited edition-ness, and a replica helmet based on Natsumi's own helmet from the anime film.
Orders for the scooter last until October 31, or until stock dries up, with deliveries starting from July 23.
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.