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'The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes' releases trailer for September 2022 premiere

The teaser features leading characters Kaoru Tono and Anzu Hanashiro making a deal to enter Urashima Tunnel for their respective wishes.

By: Nicole S. Castro on April 27, 2022 at 12:07 PHT

A teaser trailer has been released for upcoming anime film The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes (Romaji: Natsu e no Tunnel, Sayonara no Deguchi), which premieres in Japan on Sept. 9, 2022.

©︎The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes PROJECT

The story features main characters Kaoru Tono (CV: Oji Suzuka), a boy coping with the loss of his sister, Karen, and Anzu Hanashiro (CV: Marie Iitoyo), a girl who transfers to his school due to certain issues. At their school, there is a popular urban legend about the Urashima Tunnel, wherein whoever enters the tunnel gets their wish granted in exchange for never aging. The two decide to work together to enter the tunnel in order to fulfill their respective wishes.

The film will be directed by Tomohisa Taguchi, who is famous for working on Akudama Drive and Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna. Production will be handled by animation studio CLAP (Pompo: The Cinéphile).

The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbye (Japanese: 夏へのトンネル、さよならの出口) originated as a Japanese light novel written by Mokune Hachi and illustrated by Kukka, published by Shogakukan under its Gagaga Bunko imprint in July 2019.

A manga adaptation, titled The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbye: Ultramarine, illustrated by Koudon, started serialization in Shogakukan's seinen manga magazine Monthly Sunday Gene-X in July 2020.

Staff (film)

  • Original work: Makune Hachi's "The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbye" (serialized in Shogakukan's Gagaga Bunko)

  • Character draft/original illustrations: Kukka

  • Director: Tomohisa Taguchi

  • Character design/Animation director: Tomomi Yabuki

  • Animation directors: Seiji Tachikawa, Tomomi Yabuki, Michio Hasegawa, Yasuhisa Kato

  • Props design: Kazumi Inadome

  • Performance direction: Kanji Miyake

  • Color design: Saori Goda

  • Art setting: Eiko Tsunado (Kusanagi)

  • Art board: Daiki Kuribayashi (Kusanagi)

  • Art director: Yuuki Hatakeyama (Kusanagi)

  • Cinematographer: Hoshinoko

  • CG: Chiptune

  • Editor: Akinori Mishima

  • Music: Harumi Fuuki

  • Sound director: Satoki Iida

  • Sound production: Studio Mausu

  • Sound production supervisor: Kana Uzawa

  • Setting production: Shingo Nishikawa

  • Production: Akinosuke Kanezawa, Keijiro Taguchi, Makiko Mameda

  • Film producer: Ryoichiro Matsuo

  • Animation production: CLAP

  • Distribution: Pony Canyon

Source: The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes official Twitter, official website, AniradioPlus




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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