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'Summer Time Rendering' releases 2nd PV for April 2022 broadcast

The second PV features the first opening theme The Stars Swim by Macaroni Empitsu.

By: Nicole S. Castro on March 28, 2022 at 17:23 PHT

A second promotional video has been released for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Yasuki Tanaka's suspense series Summer Time Rendering.

The anime will air in Japan on April 14, 2022 on TOKYO MX and BS11. It is animated by studio OLM and is slated for a total of 25 episodes divided into two cours.

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©︎Summer Time Rendering PROJECT

Summer Time Rendering follows protagonist Shinpei Ajiro (CV: Natsuki Hanae), who grew up with sisters Ushio (CV: Anna Nagase) and Mio Kofune (CV: Saho Shirasu) after the death of his parents. While Shinpei is in Tokyo, he is shocked to learn that Ushio has passed away from drowning. He returns to their hometown to find out the true cause of Ushio's death.

The second PV also narrates the superstition that those who catch the "shadow sickness" will be able to see the shadows and eventually die. It also features the first opening theme 「星が泳ぐ」 (Unofficial English: The Stars Swim) by Macaroni Empitsu.

Supporting Cast

  • Hizuru Minamikata (CV: Yōko Hikasa)

  • Ginjirō Nezu (CV: Jin Urayama)

  • Sō Hishigata (CV: Kensho Ono)

  • Sō Hishigata (CV: Maki Kawase)

  • Seidō Hishigata (CV: Akio Ōtsuka)

  • Alan Kofune (CV: Tesshō Genda)

  • Tetsu Totsumura (CV: Yōji Ueda)

  • Masahito Karikiri (CV: Katsuyuki Konishi)

Summer Time Rendering (Japanese: サマータイムレンダ) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yasuki Tanaka. It was serialized on Shueisha's digital magazine Shōnen Jump+ from October 2017 to February 2021.


  • Original work: Yasuki Tanaka's "Summer Time Rendering" (serialized in Shueisha's Shōnen Jump+)

  • Director: Ayumu Watanabe

  • Series composition/Screenplay: Hiroshi Seko

  • Character design: Miki Matsumoto

  • Music: Keiichi Okabe, Ryuichi Takada, Keigo Hoashi

  • Animation production: OLM


After his parents died, Shinpei Ajiro lived with the Kofune sisters, Mio and Ushio, but he has since moved to live on his own in Tokyo. But after Ushio drowns while trying to save the young Shiori Kobayakawa, he returns home to mourn her departure. However, bruises around Ushio's neck bring her cause of death into question.

Taking a step back, Shinpei becomes convinced there must be another explanation. Dangerous entities roam among the islanders, and a vision of deceased Ushio asks him to "save Mio" as her final request. He is certain that something is afoot—and Ushio's death is only a piece of the puzzle.

With the help of Mio and various others, Shinpei struggles to forge a future in which he, his friends, and family can stay alive. But the more he investigates, the more impossible such a future seems. This darkness infiltrates his home island. Just how much more suffering will he go through before finding the right path to save it all? (from MyAnimeList)

Source: Summer Time Rendering official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.


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