The anime film adaptation of Mei Hachimoku and Kukka’s The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbye young adult novel unveiled a new poster, the full trailer and more cast members. The film’s theme song “Preromance” by singer-songwriter eill is also previewed in the trailer. The anime film is set to open in Japan on September 9.
The story centers on high school students, Kaoru Tono and Anzu Hanaki, who join hands to investigate the Urashima Tunnel where rumor said that you can get whatever you want in the tunnel. The movie stars actor Ōji Suzuka as Kaoru and actress Marie Iitoyo as Anzu.
Tasuku Hatanaka joins the cast as Kaoru’s friend Shōhei Kaga. Arisa Komiya plays Koharu Kawasaki, Anzu’s classmate. Haruka Terui plays Kaoru and Anzu’s homeroom teacher Hamamoto-sensei. Rikiya Koyama plays Kaoru’s father. Seiran Kobayashi plays Kaoru’s younger sister Karen Tōno.
▍The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes Anime Film Full Trailer
▍The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes Anime Film Story
Tono Kaoru heard a rumor: The laws of space and time mean nothing to the Urashima Tunnel. If you find it, walk through and you’ll find your heart’s desire on the other side…in exchange for years of your own life.
On the night Kaoru just so happens to find himself standing in front of a tunnel that looks suspiciously like the one the rumor describes, he finds himself thinking of Karen, the sister he lost in an accident five years ago. To Kaoru’s surprise, he’s been followed by the new transfer student Anzu Hanaki, who promises to help him experiment with the mysterious tunnel–but what does she want from Kaoru in exchange? And what will he have left to give, after the tunnel’s done with him?
▍The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes Anime Film Staff & Production
Original Work: Mei Hachimoku’s The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes [Shogakukan’s Gagaga Bunko]
Original Character Design: Kukka
Director, Screenplay: Tomohisa Taguchi
Character Designs, Chief Animation Director: Tomomi Yabuki
Color Design: Saori Goda
Art Director: Yuuki Hatakeyama
Director of Photography: Kou Hoshina
Editing: Akinori Mishima
Music: Harumi Fuki
Sound Director: Satoki Iida
Producer: Ryoichiro Matsuno
Distribution: Pony Canyon
Production: The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes Anime Film Production Committee
▍The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes Anime Film Cast
■ Kaoru Tono – CV: Oji Suzuka
■ Anzu Hanashiro – CV: Marie Iitoyo
■ Shōhei Kaga – CV: Tasuku Hatanaka
■ Koharu Kawasaki – CV: Arisa Komiya
■ Hanamoto-sensei – CV: Haruka Terui
■ Kaoru’s father – CV: Rikiya Koyama
■ Karen Tōno – CV: Seiran Kobayashi