“The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes” looks to be a gorgeous anime, and it’s due to open in Japanese cinemas in September.
The feature-length is an adaptation of Mei Hachimoku and Kukka’s young adult novel of the same name. The latest trailer is out, but the synopsis hints at necromancy.
The light novel is available in English from Amazon as a paperback, Kindle or comiXology. Seven Seas has the rights, and here’s how they describe it;
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?
Fans of the award-winning book will know whether this is a lovely romance, a touching slice of life or whether it gets darker. The rest of us will have to find out and hope that studio CLAP signs licensing deals.
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