Glasgow (September 4, 2019) –
Anime Limited, the UK’s leading independent distributor of anime, is thrilled to announce the acquisition of the distribution rights to the UK and Ireland of the much anticipated animated feature WEATHERING WITH YOU, the latest film from Makoto Shinkai, the director of 2016’s international hit Your Name.
Anime Limited will release the film theatrically across the UK and Ireland in early 2020, with screenings in both Japanese language with English subtitles and English dub available.
“We are so excited to be back working on a national theatrical release of Makoto Shinkai’s latest work, having brought Your Name. to UK audiences in 2016. Anime Limited prides itself on making Japanese animation more available in UK cinemas and being able to bring a film as stunning as Weathering With You to audiences means a lot.” Andrew Partridge, CEO Anime Limited.
High school freshman Hodaka Morishima leaves his home on an isolated island and moves to Tokyo, but he quickly finds himself in financial trouble. Living his days in isolation, he eventually lands a job as a writer for a shady occult magazine. Then one day in an alley, Hodaka meets a young girl named Hina Amano, bright and strong-willed, who possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky.
Based out of Glasgow, Scotland Anime Limited brings a fresh approach to distributing the best in anime direct from Japan. As an independent company the emphasis is both breathing new life into much loved classics and introducing the cutting edge of theatrical offerings. With a focus on bringing more anime to the big screen, releasing beautifully packaged collector’s editions and trying new ways to reach fans digitally, Anime Limited is committed to offering a wide range of experiences for UK audiences.
UK Premiere Screenings this October
We’re also delighted to announce that your first opportunity to see the film in the United Kingdom will be this October at the Scotland Loves Anime film festival in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The UK Premiere screening in Glasgow will be on Saturday 12th October at the Glasgow Film Theatre.
And then there will also be a screening at the Edinburgh Filmhouse on Saturday 19th October.
A note that both of these screenings at Scotland Loves Anime will be in Japanese with English subtitles only.
Book your tickets today!
As mentioned earlier, the film be coming to cinemas in UK & Ireland in early 2020. Stay tuned for more details on that later this year.