Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll and GKIDS Films will present the U.S. east coast premiere of director Makoto Shinkai’s acclaimed film Weathering with You as the event’s closing film on Sunday, November 17. Anime NYC will present the film two months before its theatrical release in January across North America.
Makoto Shinkai is the visionary director behind Your Name, the 2015 worldwide phenomenon which became the second-highest globally-grossing Japanese film of all time and winner of awards across Asia and around the world, including Best Animated Film at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards and Mainichi Film Awards, Grand Prize of Animation Division at the Japan Media Arts Festival, Screenplay of the Year at the Japan Academy Prize, and Best Film at the Crunchyroll Anime Awards.
Weathering with You continues the legacy set by Your Name and is already the highest-grossing film of 2019 in Japan and the country’s 13th highest-grossing film of all time, surpassing movies including Toy Story 3, Finding Nemo, and The Wind Rises. Weathering with You is the first film in Japan since Your Name to surpass 10 million tickets sold.
Weathering with You is also Japan’s official submission for the Academy AwardⓇ for Best International Film at the 92nd Academy Awards, the first animation selected for this honor since Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke.
Weathering with You will screen at 3 PM on Sunday, November 17, inside Anime NYC’s Special Events Hall, a 2,000+ seat theater home to all of Anime NYC’s premium events. Anime NYC will begin accepting RSVPs to Weathering with You in early November to allow fans guaranteed seats to this very special event. An Anime NYC weekend or Sunday badge will be required, but there is no additional cost to attend the Weathering with You east coast premiere.
Following Anime NYC, Weathering with You will be released in North American theaters on January 17, 2020.