1.64 billion yen box office! Shinkai's "Weathering with You" surpasses "your name"

The latest movie by famous Japanese anime director Makoto Shinkai Weathering with you was released on July 19th. Within the first three days of the screening the film attracted more than 1,159,020 viewers and hit the box office with a whopping 1,643,809,400 yen, approximately 15.22 million US dollars, which was 128.6% of the box office result from Shinkai's previous film Your Name (1,277,960,000 yen, 12.51 million US dollars at the time).

Weathering With You is a new Japanese animated film made by director Makoto Shinkai after a three year hiatus following his previous box office hit Your Name, one of the greatest anime film of all time. The movie tells a tale about a high school freshman named Hodaka Morishima who left his rural home and moves to Tokyo, and young girl named Hina Amano who has the ability to stop the rain and clear the sky. With Kotaro Daigo and Nana Mori as the voice of the male and female lead, in addition to Shun Oguri (Keisuke Suga, Natsumi), Chieko Baisho (Tomi), Sakura Kiryu (Nagisa Amano), Sei Hiraizumi (Yasui), and Yuki Kaji (Takai).

According to the informations leaked by Toho Inc, the movie was popular amongst a variety of age groups. 33.7% of viewer were between the age of 20 to 30, 25.5% between the age of 10 to 20, 13.1% between the age of 30 to 40 , and 12.2% between the age of 40 to 50 years old.

Personally, I haven't seen the film myself. However, I was a huge fan of Your Name, and have trust in director Shinkai and the rock band Radwimps to recreate the kind of magic Your Name had. Either way, what do you all think about the movie, let me know in the comment of this post and on our discord link down below.

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