Weathering With You gets English-subbed trailer in advance of U.S. January release

Weathering With You‘s English-subbed trailer is lovely

Makoto Shinkai’s anime film Weathering With You is already one of Japan’s most successful movies of the year, with box office receipts by mid-September at 12.72 billion yen, or around $118 million.

This week, Weathering With You began to gear up for its U.S. debut in January with the release of an English-subbed trailer.

A touching trailer that is likely to get American anime fans even more excited for its 2020 release.

Japan also has high hopes for Weathering With You beyond its box office receipts in the U.S. The film is the country’s official submission for consideration for the Academy Award for Best International Film.

Fingers crossed this beautiful gem of a film will get it.

Related: Weathering With You‘s box office receipts already surpass those of Your Name

Weathering With You is being released in the U.S. in select theaters on January 17th, 2020 under license from American film distributor GKIDS.

This is what they have to say about the film:

GKIDS proudly presents the highly-anticipated new film from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed, global smash hit Your Name.

The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka 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, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…

Watch the Weathering With You trailer with English subtitles below. Now aren’t you even more excited for January to roll around?

I know I am.

And don’t miss the film’s gorgeous soundtrack either. You can listen to RADWIMPS Weathering With You hit soundtrack in its entirety here.

Michelle Topham