Who is Hina Amano?
Weathering With You’s female protagonist is Hina Amano. She possesses an unusual supernatural ability that allows her to manipulate the weather and fly through the sky.
Voice Actor of Hina Amano
The Japanese voice actor, Nana Mori contributed her voice to Hina Amano in Weathering With You whereas Ashley Boettcher has voiced for the English version of this character.
Hina is portrayed as a cheerful, strong-willed young lady. She’s also a sweet and caring young lady, as evidenced by her offer of a free burger to Hodaka and her newfound love for making people happy with her sunshine powers. She also demonstrates strong familial bonds by caring for her younger brother, Nagi Amano, after their mother died, despite the fact that she was only 15 at the time and risking a lot to do so.
Hina is a fair-skinned adolescent with large light blue eyes and an average build and height. Her long, straight blue-black hair is pulled back into two low twin ponytails with black hair ties draped across her shoulders.
Her face is framed by two locks of hair with long bangs. She usually pairs a pink sleeveless dress with black lace trim or a pink tank top with blue shorts with a white-grey hoodie.
She also wears a blue-stone necklace and carries a small dark grey canvas backpack with her. She wears a small silver promise ring in the shape of a small wing given by Hodaka on her left ring finger as of the end of the official MV Grand Escape.
Hina was born in Tokyo, Japan, on August 22nd, 2006 to Megumi Amano. Her father’s identity is unknown, but it’s likely that he died or divorced Megumi before the events of 2020. After her mother died of a fatal illness, she went to a nearby shrine and prayed, which gave her atmokinesis powers. She then went on the lookout for various jobs in order to support herself and her younger brother Nagi.
Hina runs into Hodaka Morishima at the McDonald’s where she works and approaches him as he sits without ordering, offering him a free meal out of pity.
Hodaka later watches as Hina is coerced into working at a shady club and tries to save her. He recognizes her as the girl who was nice to him, and the two of them flee together as the club host pursues them. Hodaka is pinned down by the host, but he manages to stun him by firing the gun he had discovered earlier. Hodaka freezes when he realizes the gun is real, and Hina quickly pulls him away so the two can flee to a nearby abandoned building—the same one Hina saw while sitting with her mother.
After being fired from her previous job at a fast food restaurant, Hina chastises Hodaka for interfering, explaining that she needed the job to support herself and her sibling. Before turning to leave, she criticizes his use of the gun, and Hodaka, terrified by what he’d done, throws it across the floor of the building.
Hina returns, assuming Hodaka is a runaway, and tells him she wants to show him something after noticing he’d realized his errors. Hina uses her ability to clear the sky by praying for Hodaka from the building’s rooftop. She introduces herself to an enthralled Hodaka as he does the same, boasting that she is 17 years her senior. They convene at Hina’s home for a meeting.
Hodaka arrives at Hina’s house later that day, and she prepares lunch for him while they discuss jobs. Hodaka proposes that they start a business together, inspired by the Sunshine Girl’s idea; Hina could provide her mysterious ability to people who want clear weather for special events. Their company becomes a huge success, and they attract a wide range of customers, from kindergarten students to corporate behemoths.
A few months into the job, Hina is asked to provide a clear sky for the Jingu Gaien fireworks festival. She then sits with Hodaka on the roof of the building, telling him that she’s glad she started her job as they watch the fireworks together.
Hina, Nagi, and Hodaka accept a job clearing the sky for Fumi Tachibana at her home so that she can light a fire for her deceased husband. Fumi laments the fact that they’re leaving the job, but Hodaka explains that they don’t have a choice because Hina was caught on camera at the festival and wishes to remain anonymous for the time being. When Hina reveals her mother’s death, Taki Tachibana arrives at Fumi’s house and lights a fire for her deceased husband, with Fumi encouraging Hina to do the same for her deceased mother. While Hina, her brother, and Fumi play in the garden, Taki and Hodaka talk about her.
Keisuke and his daughter Moka Suga are playing with Nagi at their last job at the park, while Hina and Hodaka sit and watch. Hina’s last job was to clear the sky for Moka, allowing her to play outside despite her asthma. Hodaka questions Keisuke about how he knew this was his job and whether or not he has a daughter, but he is ignored as Keisuke compliments Hina on her abilities.
The three converse for a while until Natsumi arrives, at which point Hodaka exclaims and turns to Keisuke, asking if he’ll be in trouble with her because he has a wife. Hina and Natsumi accuse Keisuke of being a pervert because of his misunderstanding. Nagi and Moka summon Keisuke and Hodaka to their side as the girls compare and contrast the two men who have passed away. Natsumi inquires about Hina’s well-being, informing her of a dangerous Sunshine Girl rumor spread by a priest.
As the night falls and the rain returns, the six split up, Nagi accompanying the Sugas to a restaurant and Hodaka and Hina returning to the Amano abode together. Hodaka is worried about giving Hina the ring and confessing his love to her as he walks behind her, but Hina interrupts him to tell him something. A gust of wind carries her away, shocking Hodaka as she floats back down to him from the sky. He notices she’s becoming invisible as a result of the Sunshine Girl’s curse. As they walk back to her place, Hina tells him the story of how she became a Sunshine Girl at the rooftop shrine, the ring and confession forgotten.
As the police question Hina about Hodaka’s whereabouts, Hodaka hides in the bathroom at Hina’s apartment. Hodaka’s parents have filed a missing person report, and police officers are looking into his illegal firearms use and possession. Because Hina and her younger brother, Nagi, are minors without a legal guardian, an officer informs Hina that social services will be called in to take them away.
Hina decides to flee with Hodaka and Nagi, but the weather becomes even more unusual as snow begins to fall. The three are apprehended on the streets, and Hodaka is apprehended by two police officers as he tries to flee, but he is saved by Hina, who distracts the cops by praying for lightning to strike nearby. As a result, the trio is able to flee to a hotel.
They stay at the hotel for the night. Hina tells Hodaka that her body is slowly turning into water, and that she learned about the story of the weather maiden who becomes a living sacrifice from Natsumi; the weather will only return to normal if she vanishes permanently into the clouds. He vows to protect her and refuses to let this happen. However, Hina goes missing the next day, and the rains stop as a result.
Hodaka makes it to the top of the building and jumps through the shrine after following Hina to where she was spirited away in the sky. He is then transported into the sky, where he rescues Hina. Hodaka begs Hina to start living for herself as they fall to earth, and the rain continues unabated.
Hina and Nagi were presumably adopted by the Sugas after that, and they continued to live in their apartment, with Hina continuing her education.
Hodaka returns to Tokyo three years later to look for Hina and finds her praying in the same spot where he first tried to confess to her. When he calls out to her, she is both surprised and relieved to see him. They embrace each other once more at the end of the film.
Manipulation of Weather
Hina, as a Sunshine Girl, possesses a one-of-a-kind and wonderful ability: she can pray to stop the rain and clear the sky. She can manipulate the weather and dive into the sky while using this ability.
However, as the priest described in folklore, there is a drawback to using this ability: the more Hina uses it, the more transparent her body becomes, until she eventually drains all of the power in her body and vanishes into the sky.
Controlling the weather can also affect her emotions. Examples include her singular determination to save Hodaka from the cops while simultaneously praying for lightning/thunder to strike a car to buy them time to flee, and finally, when she feels cold, snow will fall from the sky.
She appears to be an expert at making Potato Chip Fried-Rice and Ramen using the proper techniques and ingredients, indicating that she is a talented and creative chef.
That summer day… up in the sky, we’ve dramatically changed the shape of the world.