GKIDS and Shout! Factory announced on Tuesday that they will release Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering With You anime film on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in North America on September 15. A limited-edition Collector’s Set will ship in November. They will also release the film digitally on August 4.
GKIDS describes the anime’s story:
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 strongwilled girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…
The anime film originally opened in 359 theaters and 448 screens in Japan last July, and is now the #7 highest-earning domestic film of all time in Japan and was the highest-grossing film in Japan in 2019. The film has earned 14.02 billion yen (about US$129 million) in Japan as of December 8.
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 but did not win in the Best Animated Independent Feature category for the 47th Annual Annie Awards. The anime won the Animation of the Year award at the 43rd annual Japan Academy Prizes on March 6. The film is also nominated in the Media category of the 51st Seiun Awards.