Kimi No Nawa And Weathering With You

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Kimi No Nawa And Weathering With You

Weathering with You is the newest film by Makoto Shinkai, the writer and director of hit anime film Your Name. But it’s far more than just the creative team that connects these two films together.

[Updated 9/3/2019: Upon discovering concrete evidence as to what year Weathering with You takes place in (thanks to a tip by reader Sekkarou) assumptions made in the original publication of this article were proven false–namely that Your Name. and Weathering with You take place in the same world. This article has been updated with the correct information. Thanks Sekkarou!]


You’re Name. is the story of Mitsuha and Taki–two high schoolers who swap bodies regularly. It deals first with their humorous everyday life and later their attempts to save Mitsuha’s friends and family from an imminent meteor strike. 

Weathering With You

Weathering with You , on the other hand, is the story of Hodaka–a highschooler boy from and island who has run away to Tokyo–and Hina–an orphan teenage girl who is attempting to support her little brother after the death of their mother. With perpetual rain falling on Tokyo, the pair learn that Hina has the power to bring out the sun through prayer. Desperate to make money, they start a business to wipe away the clouds for anyone willing to pay. 

On one such job, the two are hired to let a little old lady enjoy the sunshine in her yard. As Hina gets to praying, it’s revealed that the old woman’s grandson is Your Name ’s Taki. With this little cameo, it seems reasonable to assume that the two films take place in the same world–and this isn’t the only blatant connection. 

Mitsuha herself appears later in the film as Hodaka goes shopping in a mall. Mitsuha is working in one of the shops–and she’s even sporting her iconic kumihimo ribbon. Later, a couple that appears to be Mitsuha’s friends Tessie and Sayaka (along with their young child) also appear looking out a window during the film’s climax. 

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However, if you pay attention to the background details of both films and use that information to build a timeline, you’ll see that while Weathering with You and Your Name share characters, they can’t, in fact, take place in the same world.

In Your Name , Mitsuha and Taki reunite in Tokyo on a nearly cloudless sunny day with no standing water on the ground. These conditions don’t happen once in Weathering with You –or after as it turns out. In Weathering with You’ s epilogue, we see Tokyo has become perpetually flooded in the years since the climax of the film thanks to the never-ending rain.

Logically, you would think that Mitsuha and Taki ‘s sunny day reunion would have to happen before the events of Weathering with You. Unfortunately, Weathering with You takes place in 2021 while Mitsuha and Taki’s reunion happens a year later in 2022. Thus, Your Name. and Weathering with You must take place in similar, yet different, parallel universes.

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But characters and similar settings aren’t the only way the films connect to each other. On the most basic levels, each film’s story is centered around people who get involved with the supernatural world of the gods. Mitsuha’s powers come from being a shrine maiden to the god of human experiences and connections. Hina’s come from accidentally becoming a priestess to a god of the skies. Moreover, both are forced to pay a price for this power. For Mitsuha, it is her memories of her body-switching and everything related to that. For Hina, it’s getting taken to the spiritual realm above the clouds and being forced to remain there forever. 

Structurally, both films are built in the same basic way and follow the same general plot layout. Both begin by introducing the character and the supernatural aspect of the story–body-swapping and the power to stop the rain respectively. From there, the characters work to figure out the rules behind their mysterious, supernatural powers. After some time, the supernatural becomes normal as the pair get used to it. Then, the major twist related to the powers is discovered and the female of the pair disappears. From there, the guy must fight to save the girl using a mixture of hard work and supernatural means. Lastly, each film ends with a bittersweet, yet hopeful, conclusion.

Even on the thematic level the films are related. Each film is about interpersonal connections and how vital they are to human existence. In Your Name. , Mitsuha and Taki’s connection is the literal impetus for the film. And in the end, it’s the relationships they built together across both bodies that save the townspeople–and Mitsuha herself–from certain death. 


How Weathering With You Connects To Your Name.

In Weathering with You , each of the heroes has been abandoned, either purposely or accidentally by the ones they loved most. Adrift in the world, they find others like themselves and connect to make a new family–not one of blood but of choice. And just like in Your Name. , it’s these newly made connections that save the day in the end. 

Basically, when it comes down to it, Your Name. and Weathering with You are connected in pretty much every way. They share a plot structure, characters, themes, and moral message–and that’s in addition to sharing a creator, animation studio, and composers (i.e., the RADWIMPS).

The fact that the films look, sound, and feel like each other is both Weathering with You ’s greatest strength and greatest weakness. If you loved Your Name. and want more of the same, Weathering with You is definitely going to hit the spot. However, if you’re looking for something new–a film that blazes off in its own direction–then Weathering with You is likely to leave you wanting.

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Weathering with You was released in Japanese theaters on July 19, 2019. It has been licensed by GKIDS in the US for an expected early 2020 release. We and our partners use cookies to Store and/or access information on a device. We and our partners use data for Personalised ads and content, ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. An example of data being processed may be a unique identifier stored in a cookie. Some of our partners may process your data as a part of their legitimate business interest without asking for consent. To view the purposes they believe they have legitimate interest for, or to object to this data processing use the vendor list link below. The consent submitted will only be used for data processing originating from this website. If you would like to change your settings or withdraw consent at any time, the link to do so is in our privacy policy accessible from our home page..

Tenki No Ko: Weathering With You is the latest film from Japan’s acclaimed director Makoto Shinkai. Hailed as the next Hayao Miyazaki, Shinkai rose to international stardom with his smash-hit film 


Which is scheduled for a North American release in early 2020. This article will serve as a short (admittedly sometimes biased) comparison of Your Name vs. Weathering With You.

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I was blessed with the opportunity to see the film on opening day in Japan and it did not disappoint. However, was

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For the 2nd (more likely 6th) time, I started to wonder why they didn’t go into more detail about Taki’s backstory. All we really know about him is that he has a dad, doesn’t appear to have a mom or siblings, and that’s about it. Since the film focused more on Mitsuha’s family history, I didn’t think too much of it and I’m not sure Taki’s family history would’ve benefited the film in any way.

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 had the same problem for me. However, this time there is a lack of backstory for both main characters, Hodaka and Hina. Of course, we know that Hina’s mom passes away and she is left to take care of her younger brother. However, the pain of that loss, and her and her brother’s struggles were never touched on, which I thought were pinnacle to their character in the film.


Hodaka is a 15-year-old boy who runs away from home to try to live on his own in Tokyo. Something must’ve driven him to do that, but again we aren’t told what it is. We know that he’s lost, but we don’t know why he is lost.

Hina is the girl who he falls in love with, the girl who gives him meaning in life and the feeling that he is no longer alone. But the strength of their bond and the impact on the audience would’ve been much stronger if we knew just what it was that Hina was saving him from or what Hodaka was running away from.2. Weird Abrupt Graphics Changes

Weathering With You (2019)

This may be a smaller flaw and personal preference, but a few times throughout the film the art style changes from tradition anime 2D cel-shaded art, to 3D CGI shot from weird angles. The change is so obvious and abrupt that you are immediately taken aback

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