GKIDS began streaming a new English dub clip of Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering With You anime film on Wednesday.
Fathom Events will screen the film in theaters in the United States on January 15 and 16. The screenings will be a “Special Fan Preview” with exclusive bonus content before GKIDS opens the film in North America on January 17. The screenings starting on January 17 will have both English-subtitled screenings and English-dub screenings.
The Palm Springs International Film Festival in California is also screening the film this month. The film screened in California on January 3 at 6:15 p.m. at Mary Pickford is D’Place, and it will screen on Monday at 12:00 p.m. at Regal Cinemas in Palm Springs, and on January 10 at 12:45 p.m. at Mary Pickford is D’Place.
Weathering With You opened in 359 theaters and 448 screens in Japan on July 19. The film sold 1,159,020 tickets for 1,643,809,400 yen (about US$15.22 million) in its first three days. The anime ranked #1 in its opening weekend. The film had earned 14.02 billion yen (about US$129 million) as of December 8. The film is now the #7 highest-earning domestic film of all time in Japan and was the highest-grossing film in Japan in 2019.
The anime won the Audience Award at the Animation Is Film Festival in Los Angeles in October, and also won the Best Animated Feature Film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Australia on November 21. The film received a nomination in the Best Animated Independent Feature category for the 47th Annual Annie Awards. The Annie Awards ceremony will be held on January 25, 2020.
The film was submitted for consideration for both the Animated Feature Film category and the Best International Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards. The film did not make the shortlist for the award.
The English dub cast includes:
Brandon Engman as Hodaka Ashley Boettcher as Hina Lee Pace as Suga Alison Brie as Natsumi Emeka Guindo as Nagi Riz Ahmed as Takai Vinnie Penna as Kimura Mike Pollock as Yasui Barbara Goodson as Tachibana