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WATCH: New Trailer for GKIDS’ Animated Hopeful ‘Weathering With You’ – Japan’s Submission For Oscar’s Best International Feature

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The new trailer for GKIDS’ “Weathering With You” was dropped today by the studio, which was submitted for the upcoming Academy Awards in hopes of being nominated for Best Animated Feature, and is the official submission for Japan for Best International Feature.

“Weathering With You” is directed by Makoto Shinkai, an acclaimed filmmaker who gained notoriety with the critical hit “Your Name.” The film is scheduled to open in theaters nationwide beginning on Jan. 17, 2020.

Fathom Events will have Fan Preview screenings on Jan. 15 and 16.  Tickets are now on sale.

Check out the trailer below, as well as the film’s synopsis and official images:

GKIDS proudly presents the highly-anticipated new film from director Makoto Shinkai and the creative team, including producer Genki Kawamura, behind the critically-acclaimed, global smash hit Your Name. 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…


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