Date: 2023 April 14 15:37
Posted by Joe
The good folks from Anime Limited have revealed that they have the rights for the cinema distribution of The Tunnel to Summer, The Exit of Goodbyes. The sci-fi romance is from director Tomohisa Taguchi and is based on the Japanese novel of the same name from Mei Hachimoku. The film was produced at animation studio CLAP who also made the truly excellent Pompo the Cinephile.
Anime Limited have said that they have the cinematic distribution rights for the UK, Ireland and Malta. They'll reveal more at a later date. For now you can check out the Official The Tunnel to Summer, The Exit of Goodbyes website to register your interest.
Press release as follows:
"THE TUNNEL TO SUMMER, THE EXIT OF GOODBYES" SCI-FI ROMANCE ANIME ANNOUNCED FOR THEATRICAL RELEASE IN THE UK & IRELAND
Inspired by the award-winning novel of the same name, animation studio CLAP's sophomore film is a bittersweet crowd-pleaser.
Offical Web Site
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, 14 APRIL 2023 - Anime Ltd. is proud to announce theatrical distribution for the sci-fi romance "The Tunnel to Summer, The Exit of Goodbyes" from director Tomohisa Taguchi in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and Malta. Between a mysterious tunnel, a whirlwind time-travelling adventure, and adolescent summer love, The Tunnel to Summer is a unique and emotionally riveting animated experience that promises to delight audiences.
"The Tunnel to Summer, The Exit of Goodbyes" is based on the Japanese novel of the same name from Mei Hachimoku, which won the 13th Shogakukan Light Novel Award. The film was produced at animation studio CLAP (Pompo the Cinephile) and written and directed by Tomohisa Taguchi (Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War) with music by Harumi Fuuki (The Deer King). Besides the notable cast and crew, The Tunnel to Summer has received critical attention on the film festival circuit, taking home prizes from the Buncheon International Animation Festival 2022 and wowing audiences in competition at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2022 and Scotland Loves Anime 2022.
One summer morning before school, Kaoru hears an unsettling rumour - 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 same 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?
Stay tuned for more information on "The Tunnel to Summer, The Exit of Goodbyes" in the future. To more information and to register your interest, please visit https://tunneltosummerfilm.co.uk
About Anime Ltd.:
Based out of Glasgow, Anime Ltd. is Europe's premiere distributor for Japanese animation, renowned for bespoke collector's editions of fan-favourite anime and soundtracks, connecting Western audiences with creators across languages and oceans, and helping to bring anime front and centre in cinemas. Anime Ltd. proudly produces releases from the biggest franchises in anime including Cowboy Bebop, Attack on Titan, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, Mobile Suit Gundam, Tokyo Ghoul, Your Name, Weathering With You, Mirai, BELLE and JUJUTSU KAISEN.
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