What is Shinkai Makoto’s Work?
After having a blast with his previous work, Your Name (Kimi no Na wa), now Shinkai Makoto returns with his latest work. If you are a fan of Shinkai’s work then you know all about his well-known beautiful and heartwarming or even heart wrenching movies, with an astounding and amazing graphic that leaves you in awe.
The new movie is officially translated as Weathering With You for the English title, where the original title is called Tenki no Ko (Weather Child). This movie is about a boy named Hodaka Morishima, who met a girl with a mysterious power, Hina Amano, after he moved to Tokyo from an isolated island and how their life changed under the disharmonized weather of their current world. The one who will be voicing them are Kotaro Daigo (Hodaka Morishima) and Nana Mori (Hina Amano), chosen from an audition and other roles will be filled with returning members from the movie Your Name.
The main hero seems to be having a hard time of landing a job and lives in poverty after his movement, only to end up as a writer for a shady occult magazine. But then he meets Hina who lives only with her younger brother due to certain circumstances. Soon Hodaka learns about Hina’s secret power, an ability to stop the rain and clear the sky by praying.
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Shinkai Makoto’s Easter Egg
Shinkai also announced that the novel version of Tenki no Ko will be released the day before the movie gets premiered, which is July 18th 2019. The first copies of the novel will be a limited edition with Shinkai Makoto’s message and signature printed on the back of the book’s cover. Although the pre-order in Japan on both offline and online bookstores have started today on April 12th.
Will Weathering With You becomes a big hit? A tearjerker that would bawl your eyes out? But one thing for sure is that Shinkai Makoto always present a sentimental touch to his works. The trailer for the movie is already out, and these are the two sentences that you can hear from the scene.
“This is a story about the world’s secret that only me and her know.”
“On that day, we decisively change the shape of the world.”
And then a music entitled “Is There Anything We Can Still Do to Love?” (Ai ni Dekiru koto wa Mada Arukai?) plays until the end of the trailer. Once again, RADWIMPS will be in charge of all the musics for this movie, as per what Shinkai Makoto requested. You can say that you will be hearing wonderful songs coming from Weathering With You.
Stay tune until July 2019!