With Tenki No Ko: Weathering With You now playing in Japan, Indonesia, The Philippines, Australia, and more countries to come, the hype around Shinkai’s latest film is starting to heat up even more. Some readers on Japan Bound have even stated that the film is better than Kimi No Na Wa, despite my own thoughts on that topic.
For those anxiously anticipating Weathering With You’s release, this glossary is a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about the film including characters, release dates in various countries, synopsis, and trailers.
Tenki No Ko: Weathering With You Main Character List
A young boy of 15 years old who runs away from his rural home on an isolated island of Japan to the metropolis of Tokyo. We are not told explicitly why Hodaka runs away from home. The police are looking for him and start to close in on him in Tokyo. Hodaka is an impulsive boy with a good heart who gets himself into trouble with his reckless actions.
Hina is the heroine of the film who at first tells Hodaka she is 17 years old. However, Hodaka later learns that she lied about her age. At the beginning of the film, Hina sits in a hospital room with her dying mother. She sees a mysterious light and follows it. What she finds changes her forever. Hina lives alone in an apartment with her younger brother. Although she is still a minor, she works part time jobs instead of attending school to make ends meet for her and her brother.
Hina’s elementary-school-aged younger brother who seems to be very popular with girls his age. He has a way with the ladies and plays on a soccer team. Also known as Nagi in the film, Nagisa helps Hodaka and Hina in their quests to clear the rainy skies of Tokyo.
A middle-aged man who Hodaka meets on the ferry into Tokyo. In a flash storm, the boat sways and Hodaka loses his balance, almost falling off of the ship. Keisuke grabs his hand and saves him. Hodaka buys Keisuke dinner to thank him and Keisuke gives Hodaka his business card.
Hodaka earns that Keisuke runs an occult magazine that reports on all things supernatural. Keisuke hires Hodaka and provides him room and board. Keisuke is also a single father and widower.
A beautiful college student who Hodaka meets at Keisuke’s office/home. At first, Hodaka mistakes Natsume as Keisuke’s lover, but later learns that she is his niece. She and Hodaka work at the magazine together, interviewing people, writing articles, and running errands.
Tenki No Ko: Weathering With You Synopsis
Weathering With You is about a young 15-year-old boy named Hodaka who runs away from his rural island home to the metropolis of Tokyo. Down on his luck, he meets Hina, a girl with the mysterious ability to stop the rain from falling. Nicknamed the 100% Sunshine Girl, Hina and Hodaka embark on a quest to brighten people’s hearts by selling her ability to control the weather as a service.
Everyone from young brides on their wedding day to school children who just want to play outside hire her services. However, the two quickly learn that controlling the weather comes with irreversible consequences that will change their lives and possible the face of the earth forever.
Want to know the full Weathering With You story? Read the full Tenki No Ko scene-by-scene film synopsis here.
Tenki No Ko: Weathering With You Release Dates
This list will be updated as more information comes available. If you know of a release date not mentioned below, please let us know via comment at the bottom of this article.
Weathering With You Release Dates Worldwide:
- Australia – August 22, 2019
- Indonesia – August 21, 2019
- Japan – July 19th, 2019
- North America – Early 2020
- The Philippines – August 28th, 2019
- United Kingdom – Early 2020
Tenki No Ko: Weathering With You Trailers
Official GKIDS English-subbed Full Trailer
Japan 1st Trailer
Japan 2nd Trailer
All Shinkai Films Special Trailer
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