Anime in the Cinema: Weathering With You – The Girl Who Touched the Sun

 The high school student Hodaka needs a change of scenery: It pulls him from the wilderness to the completely overwhelming Tokyo, where life is not only exciting, but above all expensive. Thus, his days are initially marked by loneliness and he threatens to become destitute until he finally manages to find employment as an editor in a questionable occult magazine. As if his difficult start in the city was a harbinger of what he would expect, it has been raining incessantly since his arrival. But one day he meets a girl in the bustling city that will turn his life upside down: the strong-willed Hina, who lives alone with her little brother Nagi due to family circumstances. Hina has special abilities because she has a mysterious power that allows her to clear up the heavens by prayer alone and make the city sparkle in the beautiful sunlight. But soon it reveals that this mysterious gift also brings its dark side …
With WEATHERING WITH YOU – The girl who touched the sun goes to "YOUR NAME. – Yesterday, Today and Forever "(2018), one of the most successful anime masterpieces of all time, now continues the success story of Makoto Shinkai. After the overwhelming success of "YOUR NAME." Last year, viewers can revel in a whole lot of poetry and romance in the again visually stunning and emotionally charged upcoming feature film. The magical atmosphere is underpinned by the unique and outstanding style of animation, which attracted numerous spectators last year and also this year brings a lot of potential to break new boundaries.
In Japan, WEATHERING WITH YOU is already the most successful film of 2019 and one of the top 15 most successful films of all time. On the opening weekend, he surpassed all expectations and even left behind the launch weekend of "YOUR NAME." With 830,000 ticks sold and a turnover of approximately $ 10.98 million.
WEATHERING WITH YOU – The Girl Who Touched the Sun was nominated for the Oscar nominations for "Best Animated Feature Film" and "Best International Film," the first submissions of anime since Hayao Miyazaki's "Princess Mononoke." The nominations will be announced on January 13th. It will be interesting to see if WEATHERING WITH YOU – The Girl Who Touched the Sun will go into this year's Oscar® race.
The official pre-sale for cinema tickets to WEATHERING WITH YOU – The girl who touched the sun begins on 22 November 2019. On 16 and 19 January 2020 in over 250 cinemas in Germany and Austria.

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