Weathering with You’s Official Art Book to Feature Over 240 Breathtaking Background Pieces

10.May.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

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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