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The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes Anime Film Drops Trailer

The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes, the anime film set to hit Japanese theaters September 9, now has a full trailer.

The film, based on the novel by Mei Hachimoku, has also revealed more of its cast.

Here’s the cast revealed so far:

Oji Suzuka as Kaoru Tono
Marie Iitoyo as Anzu Hanaki
Tasuku Hatanaka as Shohei Kaga
Arisa Komiya as Koharu Kawasaki
Haruka Terui Hamamoto-sensei
Rikiya Koyama as Kaoru’s father
Seiran Kobayashi as Karen Tono

The theme song, previewed in the trailer, is “Preromance” by eill.

The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes is written and directed by Tomohisa Taguchi (Akudama Drive) with character designs Tomoki Tabuki, based on the original novel designs by Kukka. It’s animated at studio CLAP (Pompo the Cinephile).

Here’s how Seven Seas describes the original novel by Mei Hachimoku:

One summer morning before school, Kaoru hears an unsettling rumor—of a mysterious tunnel that can grant any wish to those who enter it, but ages them dramatically in exchange. At first, he writes it off as nothing more than an urban legend, but that very night, he happens upon the selfsame passage: the Urashima Tunnel. As he stands before its gaping maw, a thought occurs to him—if this tunnel truly does have the power to grant any wish, could he use it to bring his younger sister back from her untimely death five years prior?

Yet when he returns to explore the tunnel the next day, he finds he’s been followed by the new girl in class: a total enigma by the name of Anzu. She takes an interest in Kaoru, and they agree to work together to investigate the time-twisting tunnel and uncover its mysteries. Together, they might achieve their deepest desires…but are they prepared for what it may cost them?

Sources: Otakomu, ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.