NEW ENGLISH DUB OF JAPANESE ANIMATED HIT FEATURES THE VOICES OF
LEE PACE, ALISON BRIE, AND RIZ AHMED
FILM OPENS IN BOTH JAPANESE AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE VERSIONS BEGINNING JANUARY 15
NEW YORK (January 6, 2019) – GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, has announced the English voice cast for WEATHERING WITH YOU, the new film from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, creators of the animated film Your Name, which broke box office records worldwide and is currently getting a live-action remake from JJ Abrams. The English language dubbed version of Weathering With You will feature the voices of 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). GKIDS will theatrically release the film nationwide on January 17, 2020 following special nationwide fan preview screenings through Fathom Events on January 15 and January 16, 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, the first time the country submitted an animated feature for consideration since Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke.
GKIDS and NYAV Post produced the English-language dubbed version of Weathering With You, and it was directed by Michael Sinterniklaas and Stephanie Sheh—who previously directed and starred in the English-language version of Your Name.
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
GKIDS proudly presents the highly-anticipated new film from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed, global smash hit Your Name. 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…