English Title: Weathering With You
Japanese Title: 天気の子 — “Tenki no Ko”
Author: Makoto Shinkai — 誠 新海
Translator: Taylor Engel
Genre: Romance, Urban Fantasy
Original Run: July 2019 (One Shot)
English Run: December 2019 (One Shot)
Japanese Publisher: Kadokawa Bunko
English Publisher: Yen Press
Volumes in Japanese: 1 (Complete)
Volumes in English: 1 (Complete)
Average Price Per Volume: $15
Longing to escape his island home, a boy named Hodaka runs away during his first summer of high school to find a new life in Tokyo. As rain falls for days on end and Hodaka struggles to adjust, he meets a girl named Hina who holds a mysterious power: With a single prayer, she can part the clouds and bring back the sun. But her power comes at a price, and as the weather spirals further and further out of control, they must choose what future they truly want for themselves.
Written concurrently with production of the 2019 film Weathering With You, this novel comes straight from director Makoto Shinkai, the mind behind 2016’s hit your name.!
Reviews of Weathering With You
MAL Entry — Theatrical Film — Released July 2019
Amazon — RightStuf (not yet released for purchase)
Note: The light novel was an adaptation of the film’s script
If you liked Weathering With You, you might also want to try…
- 5 Centimeters Per Second — also adapted from a Makoto Shinkai film
- Your Name — also adapted from a Makoto Shinkai film
- Voices of a Distant Star — also adapted from a Makoto Shinkai film
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