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Weathering With You is Worse if You Read it as a Climate Change Analogy

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(Spoilers for Weathering With You and Makoto Shinkai’s other works in this post.)

Weathering With You is set in a Japan where the rain doesn’t stop, and only a young girl’s prayers can clear the skies. In the interviews around the release of the film, director Makoto Shinkai talked about its themes in relation to the real-life phenomenon of climate change. For example in an interview with Fujinkōron (summarised in English on Anime News Network), Shinkai said:

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