If you’ve wanted to race around the streets of your home town on a pink-and-white scooter like Natsumi, now’s your chance!
In July last year, Shinkai Makoto, the renowned director released his movie ‘Tenki no Ko’ (Weathering with You) and like his other full-length films and beautiful shorts, it became highly commended and very popular. Featuring his trademark beautiful animation and emotional story-telling, the film became an instant hit and inspired numerous spin-off products like an art book, a cafe, and, now, even a scooter!
Honda is selling a cute pink-and-white scooter similar to the one that the character Natsumi zips around Tokyo on, with the main character Hodaka occupying the rear seat. It’s now available for a limited time only, so if you want a stylish way to get around town, look no further!
■ Natsumi’s scooter
The Super Cub 50 and Super Cub 110, which look nearly identical but are different in power (engine) output, are both newly available in “Tenki no Ko” versions, which reproduce the coloring of the scooter in the film with a hue they call “summer pink”. The design also features a brown seat and special sticker on the inside of the leg guard to prove that it’s a true “Tenki no Ko” scooter.
■ “Tenki no Ko” sticker
Orders for both models can be submitted to Honda Go Rental shops around the country, and they’ll be available for pickup starting on July 23. As a bonus, everyone who completes a purchase contract will also get a free Natsumi-inspired pink-and-white striped helmet as well!
The Super Cub 110 “Tenki no Ko” version retails for 313,500 Yen (US$2,923.12), while the same version of the Super Cub 50 goes for 269,500 Yen. The order window will close on October 31, so don’t wait too long if you want to dash around town in style!