Film distributor Encore Films revealed on Sunday that its screening of Makoto Shinkai's new film Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko) in Indonesia will open on August 21.
The film will open in Japan on July 19. Shinkai confirmed that the film will get a worldwide release, and releases have already been decided for North America, Europe, Asia, and South America.
GKIDS licensed the film for North America, and it describes the film:The summer of his high school freshman year, Hokoda runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hokoda meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strongwilled girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky...
The film will star Kotarō Daigo as Hokoda Morishima and Nana Mori as Hina Amano. (Note: last name romanizations are not confirmed.)
Other cast members include:
Shun Oguri as Keisuke Suga Tsubasa Honda as Natsumi Chieko Baisho as Tomi Sakura Kiryu as Nagisa Amano Sei Hiraizumi as Yasui Yuuki Kaji as Takai
Shinkai is credited with the original work, and is also directing and writing the film's scripts for CoMix Wave Films. Masayoshi Tanaka (your name., anohana, The Anthem of the Heart) is designing the characters, Atsushi Tamura (The Cat Returns, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin) is the animation director, and Hiroshi Takiguchi (The Garden of Words, Ajin) is the art director. Story Inc. is credited as producer, and TOHO will distribute the film. RADWIMPS are composing five vocal songs and 27 background music songs for the film.
Shinkai is also penning a novel adaptation of the film that will be available digitally and in print on July 18. The film's soundtrack will ship on July 19.
Source: Encore Films Indonesia's Facebook page via Kaori Nusantara