What You Need to Know:
- Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll and GKIDS Films today announced director Makoto Shinkai’s latest film, Weathering With You, will hold its East Coast Premiere as the Closing Film of this year’s Anime NYC. Anime NYC will present the film two months before its theatrical release in January across North America. Shinkai’s previous film, Your Name, was released to widespread critical acclaim and set box office records around the world.
- Anime NYC is one of the nation’s largest anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture conventions. It will welcome over 40,000 attendees when it returns to the Javits Center for a third year from November 15 through 17, 2019, and it will showcase major screenings and premieres across the anime world including Keep Your Hands off Eizouken!, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection, and Gundam: Reconguista in G, capped off by Shinkai’s Weathering With You.
- Makoto Shinkai is the visionary director behind Your Name, the 2015 worldwide phenomenon that is the second-highest globally-grossing Japanese film of all time and winner of awards across Asia and around the world, including Best Animated Film at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards and Mainichi Film Awards; Grand Prize of Animation Division at the Japan Media Arts Festival; Screenplay of the Year at the Japan Academy Prize; and Best Film at the Crunchyroll Anime Awards.
- Weathering With You is Shinkai’s follow up and, continuing the legacy set by Your Name, is already the highest grossing film of 2019 in Japan; 13th highest grossing film of all time in Japan, surpassing movies including Toy Story 3, Finding Nemo, and The Wind Rises; and the first film in Japan since Your Name to surpass 10 million tickets sold.
- Weathering With You is also Japan’s official submission for the Academy Award for Best International Film at the 92nd Academy Awards, the first animation selected for this honor since Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke. Weathering With You held its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and the sold-out US premiere is at this weekend’s Animation is Film Festival in Los Angeles. It will be presented for the first time in New York City at Anime NYC.
- Weathering With You will take place on the afternoon of Sunday, November 17 inside Anime NYC’s Special Events Hall, a 2,000+ seat theater home to all of Anime NYC’s most esteemed events. Anime NYC will begin accepting RSVPs to Weathering With You in early November to allow fans guaranteed seats to this very special event. An Anime NYC weekend or Sunday badge will be required, but there is no additional cost to attend the Weathering With You East Coast Premiere.
Source: Official Press Release
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