WATCH: Trailer for new movie from ‘Kimi no Na wa’ director now out!

For those of you who adored “Kimi no Na wa” (“Your Name”) for its storyline, musical scoring, and amazing aesthetic, you’ll definitely be glad to hear that Makoto Shinkai, who directed the highest grossing anime film in Japan, has a new movie in store for us: “Tenki no Ko: Weathering With You” (“Weather Child: Weathering With You”).


Photo from Tenki No Ko’s twitter account.

The second trailer was released last Tuesday, May 28 and it beautifully showcases the amazing creations of Shinkai and animation studio, CoMix Wave. The trailers feature RADWIMPS, a popular Japanese band that also made the original soundtrack for Kimi no Na wa.

Here’s the official synopsis:

“The summer of his high school freshman year, Hokoda 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, Hokoda meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong­willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky.”

Since 2016, this will be Shinkai’s first movie after his global hit “Kimi no Na wa” which was declared as the highest-grossing animated movie in the Philippines to date. In Japan, it has also surpassed Hayao Miyazaki’s internationally-renowned fantasy and adventure animated film Spirited Away.

It is confirmed that there will be a worldwide release for “Tenki No Ko: Weathering With You“, although there have not been announcements from movie distributors in the Philippines on when it will be premiered in local theaters.

To cheer you up, watch the full trailer below:

The song’s title is “Grand Escape” by RADWIMPS which also features additional vocals from Toko Miura.

Kimi no Na wa brought us pain as well as laughter, sorrow as well as hope but who knows what Tenki No Ko will bring.

Are you ready to ride an emotional roller coaster a second time? I sure am!