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Dr. Amano Lecture

In Search of Messiah: Shinkai Makoto’s Tenki no ko [Weathering with You] (2019) as a Prognosis of Abnormal Climate Changes

3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Nebraska Union Room: Platte River North
Additional Info: This event requires an RSVP but is free for students.
Kawasaki Reading Room , (402) 472-9427,
The talk elaborates implications of the abnormal climate conditions portrayed in the recent anime, Weathering With You.

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The recurrent motif of excessively outpouring rain in the anime is not a poetic illustration of climate but reflects an ongoing reality that has provoked regional disasters in Japan.

Centering a mystical figure of hare on’na (woman who conjures sunshine), the anime insinuates a prognosis of the tactless national fate in front of abnormal climates.

Does the film suggest an atavistic desire for indigenous antiquity, or a critique of production-driven industrial modernity?

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