The movie “Weathering with You” has been selected as Japan’s entry for the 92nd Academy Award for Best Feature Film category. It is directed by animation director, Makoto Shinkai. The movie was chosen to compete in February 2020. It has already reached 10 billion yen since it was shown last July 2019 and is now one of the highest-earning domestically made films of Japan. It was chosen from a shortlist of 13 films by a committee of seven film directors, scriptwriters, and critics.

After the success of Makoto’s previous movie “Your Name”, fans have been waiting for greater appreciation towards Shinkai’s excellence in the field of film and animation. “Weathering with You” is the second animation to be submitted for the “Best International Film” category and the first in 20 years after Studio Ghibli’s “Princess Mononoke”. According to Shinkai, he feels honored for being chosen as one of the representatives for the Academy Awards.