Vertical reported on Friday that it has authorized Wataru Kubota’s manga adjustment of Makoto Shinkai‘s anime film Weathering With You.
Kodansha Comics portrays the story:
“The summer of freshman year of high school. A boy named Hodaka runs away from his island home and goes to Tokyo, where he spends every day in loneness. Then, in a corner of the bustling city he meets a girl named Hina. But he soon finds out that she possesses a mysterious power.”
The manga propelled in the September issue of Kodansha’s Afternoon magazine on July 25. Kodansha discharged the first accumulated book volume on Friday.
GKIDS has authorized the film for North America, and will give the film a “grants qualifying” showy run for the current year before a more extensive screening with captions and an English dub starting on January 17.
“The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka 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, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…”
“(c) Makoto Shinkai / “Weathering With You” Production Committee“