Hey, we all make the occasional mistake.
Those who have seen Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering With You know it’s a stunning visual experience. But on the occasion of the film’s home video release in Japan, the director has revealed one big “oops” that made it into the film.
The director tweeted that there are some tiny, “almost unnoticeable” differences between the theatrical and Blu-ray/DVD versions, but there’s one shot that definitely stands out. That’s a shot in which main characters Hodaka and Hina are floating above Tokyo. In the theatrical version (above), Shinkai says he “forgot to apply the cloud layer.”
“When I realized I’d forgotten it, the blood drained from my face (lol),” tweeted the director. He shared the fixed home video version below for reference.
Hey, the “mistake” shot looks pretty darn okay to us!
Weathering With You was released on home video in Japan May 27. Meanwhile, in the US, GKIDS is set to release their digital version on August 4 and Blu-ray and DVD version on September 15. Finally, a collector’s version is set for November.
Here’s how GKIDS describes the film:
The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky.
— 新海誠 (@shinkaimakoto) May 27, 2020