One of Japan’s top anime directors is teaming up with one of its most popular bands.
Makoto Shinkai, the director of Your Name and the upcoming Weathering With You, will create a new opening sequence for Japanese news program NEWS23 with rock band Sakanaction.
The show, which airs on Japanese channel TBS, will begin using the new opening June 3. The song used will be “834.194” from Sakanaction’s new album Wonderland, which comes out June 19.
Shinkai’s new film Weathering With You, meanwhile, debuts July 19.
The new NEWS23 opening is said to “show the beauty inherent in the every day.”
Here’s looking forward to a new slice of Shinkai animation to whet our whistles for Weathering With You—with one of Japan’s coolest bands accompanying it.