Weathering With You Releases an Official Clip & Trailer

Sergs Navarrete

On January 6th, director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, creators of the animated film Your Name, released the official English trailer on the GKIDS Films YouTube account. They held its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, where reviewer Rafael Motamayor called it “a beautiful film with breathtaking animation, a story and soundtrack that will make you cry oceans, and a cast of wonderful and charming characters” in his review. Like Motamayor, a large majority of reviewers who attended the premiere have shared similar thoughts about the upcoming film.

Japan’s popular group RADWIMPS will also be in charge of the OST for Weathering With You, which many are excited for since they were also in charge for most of the soundtrack for Your Name. RADWIMPS has released five tracks on their YouTube channel, such as “Grand Escape (ft. Toko Miura)” and “Voice of the Winds.” These songs cover similar themes that the film will portray to viewers such as life and the importance of our youth.

Weathering With You is Japan’s official submission for the Academy Award for Best International Film at the 92nd Academy Awards and has already grossed over $125 million USD to date in its initial Japanese release. GKIDS and Fathom Events present special Fan Preview Screenings of Weathering with You on January 15th & 16th before the film opens nationwide on January 17th.