April Showers Bring Magic in the First Teaser for Makoto Shinkai's Your Name Follow-Up Weathering With You

Hina Amano climbing to the roof of a building.
Hina Amano climbing to the roof of a building.
Image: Toho

Director Makoto Shinkai captured our imaginations with his existential fairytale Your Name, and the director’s planing on doing it once again with his follow-up feature, Weathering With You.


When small town high schooler Hodaka Morishima (Kotaro Daigo) makes a go at living on his own in Tokyo for the first time, it isn’t long before he finds steady work writing for a local magazine focused on all things strange and supernatural—but the most interesting thing happening in the boy’s life is the unusual weather. Rain’s common enough in the city that at first, no one makes much of the recent torrential showers that never seem to end, but unbeknownst to nearly everyone, a young girl named Hina Amano (Nana Mori) who has the ability to control the weather walks among them.

Weathering With You hits Japanese theaters on July 19. No date for a global release or dub has yet been announced.

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Charles Pulliam-Moore is an NYC-based culture critic whose work centers on fandom, pop culture, politics, race, and sexuality. He still thinks Cyclops made a few valid points.



I wonder if the verb “weathering” translates similarly into Japanese, or just a clever turn of phrase concocted during the English translation?