Weathering with You Anime Film Limited Edition Soundtrack by RADWIMPS Announced

09.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE / MUSIC

The latest blockbuster hit from legendary animator and film director Makoto Shinkai Weathering with You dropped back in July and has since amassed over 10 billion yen (approximately US$101 million) in the box office. Japanese rock band RADWIMPS, who are responsible for the film’s entire soundtrack, have announced that they will release a new album entitled Weathering with You complete version on November 27, 2019.
The album will include all 5 main themes, including both the full versions and versions edited down for the film. This includes Grand Escape which features Japanese singer and actress Toka Miura which she performed together with RADWIMPS for the first time recently to close the band’s show at Yokohama Arena.
The album is set to be released in several versions, including a limited pressing edition which comes in a gorgeous box. This special edition not only features all of the aforementioned tracks, but English versions of the five main themes too, as well as a music video for Grand Escape feat. Toka Miura featuring clips from the film, an art book, and more.
It has also been announced that the first press limited edition of the Your Name soundtrack, which sold out instantly back in 2016, will receive reprints on November 27.
The Weathering with You soundtrack will also be released on vinyl on December 11.

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    We still don’t know what lies ahead of us for the future, but I pray that by coming together closer than before by being inside the world of VARP we can share each others’ feelings. I would be happy to embark on this journey with all of you.

     

    ー Yojiro Noda, RADWIMPS

    (Translated from Japanese by MMN)

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    Animate

    IC Card/Smartphone/Tablet Stickers (Sticker Set A)

    Books Kinokuniya

    IC Card/Smartphone/Tablet Stickers (Sticker Set B)

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    Amazon

    PC Wallpapers (3 Designs/3 Sizes) – these can be used as backgrounds for online calls too

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    ©2019 “Weathering with You” Production Committee

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    KADOKAWA has announced that it is releasing an official art book for Weathering with You on May 27, 2020. The hit anime film directed by Makoto Shinkai (Your NameThe Garden of Words) was released in July last year to critical acclaim, earning the title of Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.

    Art Book Sleeve

    The art book is to feature over 240 gorgeous pieces of background art which of course includes image of Tokyo’s sky changed by the weather in the film. It will also include an interview with the director Makoto Shinkai, comments by the art director Hiroshi Takiguchi, and plenty more for a detailed, behind-the-scenes look into the movie.

    Front Cover

    Background Imagery

    The book is split into 14 chapters such as “Clear Sky Tokyo,” “Rainy Tokyo,” “Abandoned Warehouse,” “Hina’s Apartment,” and more. Each chapter is coupled with comments from the art staff who give their thoughts on the gorgeous backgrounds and how they change during the movie when the weather changes.

     

    14 Chapters

    To Tokyo / Shopping District / Abandoned Warehouse / Clear Sky Tokyo / Rainy Tokyo / Suga Office / Hina’s Apartment / Shitamachi Private Houses / Shrine / Backstreets / Parks / Escape / Clouds & Sky / The World Years Later

    *Chapter names translated from Japanese

     

    Interview

    The book will feature an interview with the film’s director Makoto Shinkai on the film’s layout, storyboarding, and more. It will also include talks with the art director Hiroshi Takiguchi as well as Nizou Yamamoto (who was the art director for Studio Ghibli’s Laputa: Castle in the Sky) who worked on the film’s shrine and ceiling art, and other staff.

     

    Background Art Pre-Production

    Comments by art director Hiroshi Takiguchi along with visuals will show the four stages of pre-production for the background art including storyboarding, colouring, rough sketches, and 3D models.

     

    Step into the breathtaking world of Weathering with You once more by picking up a copy of the official art book, out May 27, 2020 in Japan.

     

    ©2019 “Weathering with You” Production Committee

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