Makoto Shinkai Admits Forgot to Add Clouds to the Climax of Tenki no Ko

Tenki no Ko film or in English titled Weathering With You tells the story of a boy and girl who know that his destiny is falling apart when the weather balance becomes chaotic. Hodaka Morishima, a high school student who ran out of his house from a remote island in Japan, met a girl named Hina Amano. The girl who is able to make the weather clear just by “praying” in Tokyo.

The film “Tenki no Ko” has released a version of Bluray and DVD on May 27th 2020 in Japan, to celebrate, director Makoto Shinkai explains a little detail about its production.

Shinkai claimed that in the screening of the cinema, there was a production error in the climax scene:

“Most of the corrections on DVD / BD are small things that are easily overlooked, but this is perhaps the easiest change that can be found. Above is the cinema version, and below is the retail version. When I realized that I had forgotten to add a layer of clouds to the scene, my blood turned cold. But, looking back, the cinema version is a valuable learning experience. Ha ha ha. “

The film was first announced in December 2018 by the director, Makoto Shinkai. Here is a list of staff:
• Script, Director: Makoto Shinkai
• Character Design: Masayoshi Tanaka
• Animation Director: Atsushi Tamura
• Art Director: Hiroshi Taniguchi
• Studio: CoMix Wave Films

And here are the names of the seiyuu who made the voices of the characters in Tenki no Ko:
• Kotarou Daigo as Hodaka Morishima
• Nana Mori as Hina Amano
• Shun Oguri as Keisuke Suga
• Tsubasa Honda as Natsumi
• Chieko Baisho as Tomi
• Sakura Kiryu as Nagisa Amano
• Sei Hiraizumi as Yasui
• Yuuki Kaji as Takai

A novel adaptation has also been made by Shinkai himself. The novel debuted digitally and in print on July 18, 2019. Meanwhile the theme song of the film was also marketed along with the screening of the film. A manga adaptation will also be made by Watari Kubota (Hebi no Yama) and published in Kodansha’s Afternoon magazine starting July 25th.

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