The Makoto Shinkai film will be released on 19 July in Japan

The trailer for Your Name’s follow up has been released

Kotaku reports that the first trailer for Weathering With You, Makoto Shinkai’s follow up to 2016’s Your Name has been released.

Titled Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko, or “Weather Child” in Japanese), the new anime film is not a sequel to Your Name but is a successor.

The plot follows a young man who meets a girl who can control the weather. She can stop the rain by just praying, forcing it to be sucked back into the sky.

Music in the trailer and film is done by Radwimps, who also provided theme for Your Name.

Your Name is the highest grossing anime film of all time, even overtaking Hayao Miyazaki’s classic Spirited Away.

Weathering With You will be released on 19 July in Japan. An international release date is yet to be announced.

In related news it was recently announced that 500 Days Of Summer director Marc Webb will direct the live-action adaptation of Your Name.