Author: Makoto Shinkai
Artist: Wataru Kubota
Publisher: Vertical Comics
Released: September 1st, 2020
I received a copy of Weathering With You Vol. 1 in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Weathering With You Vol. 1 is the start to a whole new adventure, set in Tokyo. This is a world where storms are more common than not, and Sunshine Girls are one of the few rays of sunshine in a given day (literally).
Apparently there’s also a film adaptation, but I haven’t seen it yet. As such, I can’t really make any comparisons, but I’d love to hear them! If it’s anything like the manga, it’ll be cute and worth the watch.
Weathering With You Vol. 1 was not anything like I expected it to be – but I think that’s a good thing. It ended up being better, all while being charming and oddly sweet at times. Though I’m struggling a bit to find the right words for how it felt.
The characters are the big selling point for this manga. Hodaka and Hina are about as different as two people can get, and yet there is something so compelling about their interactions. Not to mention their individual journeys.
There is something so positive and heartfelt about this series, it’s certain to bring a smile to the faces of any reader. Something I feel like we could all use right now, so the timing really did work out there!