During the first broadcast of Weathering with You on Japanese TV last night, fans of Pretty Cure re-ignited the love the film showed to the series with the appearance of cosplayers at a Comiket-like event in the film, with both becoming a trending topic on Japanese messaging boards. Shinkai explained how he was able to get the Toei characters in a Toho film and why he did so. Read how after the jump!
Due to popular demand, Honda and the Weathering with You production committee have teamed up to recreate Natsumi's scooter, based off of Honda's own 'Super Cub' line, from the popular Makoto Shinkai anime film. The scooter comes in two engine sizes, letting young teenagers get away with zipping about through Ikebukuro's backstreets – though I hope they're not being chased! Check out the scooter and more information after the jump!
After a great theatrical run in Japanese theaters, raking up an impressive box office, Makoto Shinkai's Weathering with You finally released on DVD and Blu-Ray in Japan last week, giving the film another impressive feat for this torrent of an anime film. Check out how much it sold on DVD/Blu-ray after the jump!
Weathering with You finally released on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan yesterday and to celebrate the release, director Shinkai went to Twitter to share some very early pre-production and some very late post-production secrets on the film. Check them out after the jump!
19-year-old actor Kotaro Daigo has posted a seven-minute cover version clip of "Ai ni Dekiru Koto wa Mada Arukai" (Is there still anything I can do for love?), originally performed RADWIMPS as the theme song for 2019 anime film Weathering With You. He voiced the male protagonist of the film, Hodaka Morishima. Check out his moving performance and message after the jump.
The home release of Weathering with You is only a month and a bit away from coming out in Japan and to celebrate the release, Toho Animation uploaded a 6-minute trailer of the documentary series focusing on everyone's favorite character from the anime film, Natsumi. Check it out after the jump!
Only a day after a video showing the storyboards from Weathering with You was posted online, a video showing Kotaro Daigo and Nana Mori's award-winning performance as Hodaka and Hina in the recording booth with Makoto Shinkai directing to promote the upcoming 4K UHD Blu-ray collector's edition release of the film in Japan. Check out the video after the jump!