Freshman Hodaka Morishima (Brandon Engman) struggles to fit in at his high school and decides to flee his rural hometown to live in Tokyo. Struggling to survive and facing intense loneliness, he finds work as a writer under Keisuke Suga (Lee Pace). While working for Keisuke, Hodaka crosses paths with the unusual Hina Amano (Ashley Boettcher) who reveals her ability to manipulate the weather to Hodaka. Written and directed by Makoto Shinkai.~Maggie Sadler
Makoto Shinkai has done made another fantastic movie with some of the best animation I have seen, especially with the rain. The side characters are more fleshed out than in Your Name with a fantastic journey between the two young leads. The music is composed by Radwimps again and is equally enjoyable. The steelbook version is a beautiful coating for a great movie. If you enjoy Japanese animation, this is a must watch.
I already own the 4K Collector's edition imported from Japan but wanted this copy for the excellent steelbook, digital copy, and special features in English. While the character development and thematic execution in this film might not quite hit the peaks of Your Name. it's still a worthy entry and in Shinkai's now lengthy filmmaking canon. Animation quality is especially breathtaking in this film, and it's worthy of an addition to your collection.
This is a movie that will stick with you for a very long time. Highly recommended for all kinds of movie lovers, whether they enjoy anime/animation or not. Beautifully animated, great acting, fantastic soundtrack, and a lovely story. It has it all, and is perfectly presented on Blu-Ray.
Pray for rain to hide your tears from your girlfriend. This Japanese anime from writer/director of Your Name will have you in tears. beautifully animated and performed by two newcomers, with catchy soft rock music from Makoto Shinkai collaborator Radwimps (feat Toko Miura on vocals,) Weathering with you delivers.
Solid movie as a follow up to Your Name with some tonal similarities, so much so that you can't help but feel the same boy meets girl structure of the movie harkening back to Your Name but unfortunately Weathering with You doesn't seem to rise to the same heights. With that out of the way, in the end the film is still a very enjoyable watch and the animation is gorgeous. If you were a fan of Your Name you won't be disappointed too much by Weathering with You. The Steelbook packaging is also a nice bonus, don't be afraid to pull the trigger if you're on the fence!
Another great film from Makoto Shinkai! Personally, I prefer Your Name, but still a movie worth watching. From Voices of a Distant Star, and She and Her Cat, to whatever is next, he is a great storyteller!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
The film is exactly what you would expect from Makoto Shinkai, the soundtrack by RADWIMPS is great as always. The steelbook is beautiful as well.
I got to see this in theaters right before the world ended and it's such a beautiful experience and the steelbook here is perfect to match it. If you're a fan of any of Makoto Shinkai's other films this is for you.