It was announced by GKIDS and Shout Factory that Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering With You will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD in the United States on September 15! However, before you rush out and place your pre-orders, you may be interested to know that a Collector’s Edition is also on its way but it won’t be released until November. If extra goods are factored into your decision to own this movie, you may want to wait just a little bit longer!
If you have no affinity for any sort of physical ownership, then you will be happy to know that you can own the movie before everyone else who does cherish holding a physical package in their hands because a digital release of the film is set for August 4!
HOWEVER… if you just can’t wait for the U.S. release of the film and have already awakened your Rinnegan and don’t mind reading English subtitles, you can pre-order the standard and Collector’s versions of the Japanese release (like I did!) which is slated to release on May 27! Just head to Play-Asia or your other import site of choice and get your order in!
MyAnimeList.net describes Weathering With You as follows:
Tokyo is currently experiencing rain showers that seem to disrupt the usual pace of everyone living there to no end. Amidst this seemingly eternal downpour arrives the runaway high school student Hodaka Morishima, who struggles to financially support himself—ending up with a job at a small-time publisher. At the same time, the orphaned Hina Amano also strives to find work to sustain herself and her younger brother.
Both fates intertwine when Hodaka attempts to rescue Hina from shady men, deciding to run away together. Subsequently, Hodaka discovers that Hina has a strange yet astounding power: the ability to call out the sun whenever she prays for it. With Tokyo’s unusual weather in mind, Hodaka sees the potential of this ability. He suggests that Hina should become a “sunshine girl”—someone who will clear the sky for people when they need it the most.
Things begin looking up for them at first. However, it is common knowledge that power always comes with a hefty price…