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Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering With You Anime Film Inspires Manga Adaptation

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Makoto Shinkai’s anticipated anime film Weathering With You is set to premiere in Japan on July 19, so it won’t be long before we find out if the director can possibly top the success of Your Name. In the meantime, the latest issue of Kodansha’s Afternoon magazine revealed plans for a manga adaptation, which will debut in the next issue on July 25.

Watari Kubota is illustrating the adaptation, and it will both grace the cover of the issue and feature a color opening page when it launches.

Weathering With You will get a worldwide release, including a North American run from GKIDS. That one’s due out in early 2020 after an awards-qualifying theatrical run sometime this year. Here’s how GKIDS describes the story:

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…

Source: Afternoon via Anime News Network

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