I’ve been hearing so many great things about director Makoto Shinkai’s hit anime film, Weathering With You. The movie is going to be released in the U.S. later this month and there will be an English dubbed version of the film for audiences to see.
GKIDS has announced the English language voice cast for the film which includes Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hobbit trilogy), Alison Brie (GLOW, The Lego Movie franchise), and Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Venom). Here’s the full list that was provided:
English Voice Cast in Order of Appearance
Brandon Engman – Hodaka
Ashley Boettcher – Hina
Lee Pace – Suga
Alison Brie – Natsumi
Emeka Guindo – Nagi
Riz Ahmed – Takai
Vinnie Penna – Kimura
Mike Pollock – Yasui
Barbara Goodson – Tachibana
The synopsis for the film reads:
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…
GKIDS will theatrically release the film nationwide on January 17th, 2020 following special nationwide fan preview screenings through Fathom Events on January 15th and January 16th, 2020. The film has already become the #1 local film at the Japanese box office for 2019, and was Japan’s official selection for the Best International Feature category at the Academy Awards.
You can check out the most recent trailer below: