On July 11, 2022, The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbye (Natsu e no Tunnel, Sayonara no Deguchi) unveiled a new trailer for the film, which features the film’s theme song titled “Preromance” by Japanese solo artist, singer-songwriter eill. The film will premiere in Japan on September 9, 2022.
You can watch the new trailer on Anime Pony Canyon’s official YouTube channel here:
What is the plot of The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbye?
The story revolves around an urban legend about the Urashima Tunnel where the laws of space and time mean nothing. If one finds the tunnel and walks through it they’re able to find their heart’s desire on the other side. The only catch is that your wish is granted in exchange for years of your own life. The story begins when a high school student, Tono Kaoru, accidentally discovers the tunnel and immediately thinks about Karen – the sister he lost in an accident five years ago.
Kaoru wonders if the tunnel can somehow grant him a way to save his sister’s life and decides to risk his life finding out. Before he can travel into the tunnel alone, however, he realizes that the new transfer student, Anzu Hanaki, has followed him. Anzu offers to help him experiment with the mysterious tunnel, but she wants something in return. But what will Kaoru have left to give her after the tunnel is done with him? Will Kaoru manage to save his sister’s life?
Who are the members of the production team?
The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbye production team members include:
- Director/Scriptwriter/storyboarder/line director – Tomohisa Taguchi (Akudama Drive, Kino’s Journey – The Beautiful World, Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna)
- Animation – CLAP studio (Pompo: The Cinephile)
- Second line director – Kanji Miyake
- Character designer/Chief animation director – Tomomi Yabuki (Pompo: The Cinephile animation director)
- Animation directors – Yabuki, Seiji Tachikawa, Akio Hasegawa, and Yasuhisa Kato
- Music composer – Harumi Fuuki (Miss Hokusai, Forest of Piano, Tsurune)
Who are the cast members?
The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbye cast members include:
- Tasuku Hatanaka – Kaoru’s friend Shohei Kaga
- Arisa Komiya – Koharu Kawasaki, Anzu’s belligerent classmate
- Haruka Terui – Kaoru and Anzu’s homeroom teacher Hamamoto-sensei
- Rikiya Koyama – Kaoru’s father
- Seiran Kobayashi – Kaoru’s younger sister Karen Tono
- Oji Suzuka – Kaoru Tono
- Marie Iitoyo – Anzu Hanaki
Where can I read the original light novel?
The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes is a Japanese supernatural romance light novel written by Mei Hachimoku and illustrated by Kukka. In July 2019, Shogakukan published it under its Gagaga Bunko imprint. In July 2020, a manga adaptation titled The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbye: Ultramarine and illustrated by Koudon, began in Shogakukan’s seinen manga magazine Monthly Sunday Gene-X.
Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed both the light novel and manga’s English version for release in North America. In 2020, Takarajimasha’s Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! (This Light Novel Is Amazing!) Guidebook ranked The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbye #9 out of all the other novels released that year.