Weathering With You – The Review Show 288

Friend of the show and master of electricity Ignacio Rojas joins us to talk about Weathering With You, a 2019 anime movie from director Makoto Shinkai. 15-year-old Hodaka runs away from home to start a new life in Tokyo, where he meets Hina, another teenager working to support herself and her kid brother. Hina is secretly a “sunshine girl” who can summon the sun and banish clouds, which the two use to earn money during an intensely rainy season, but the power could cost Hina her life. We discuss how this compares to Shinkai’s earlier film Your Name, the accurate Tokyo settings down to a real McDonald’s, themes of finding your own happiness on an alternate path in life, and your “senpai” being a 10-year-old with two girlfriends.

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