HIDIVE, alongside IFC Films, has unveiled the upcoming U.S. theatrical release of the anime film “The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes.” Based on a well-known light novel and manga series by Mei Hachimoku, the film is set to premiere nationwide on Friday, November 3.
Accolades and Honors for “The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes”
The film recently won the prestigious Paul Grimault Award at the 2023 Annecy Animation Festival. This award is named after French animator Paul Grimault, known for iconic works like “The King and the Mockingbird.” The award adds major credibility to the movie. To reach a broader audience, the film will come in two formats. You can watch it in Japanese with English subtitles or in English dub. Both options aim to please different types of anime fans.
Additional Activities Surrounding the Film’s Launch
Besides the release, HIDIVE and IFC Films are organizing a special panel event featuring the English dub cast. This panel is scheduled for New York Comic Con (“NYCC”) on Thursday, October 12, at 7:30 pm Eastern, taking place in Room 405 of the Javits Center.
Tickets will become available starting October 10. They can be procured from the official website, tunneltosummer.com, and participating theater box offices. The website also offers an ever-updating list of theater locations.
Film’s Official Credentials and Team
- Country: Japan
- Original Language: Japanese
- Runtime: 83 minutes
- Light Novel and Manga Creator: Mei Hachimoku
- Director: Tomohisa Taguchi
- Production Company: Pony Canyon
- Animation Studio: CLAP
Official Synopsis of “The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes”
Kaoru Tono heard a rumor: The laws of space and time mean nothing to the Urashima Tunnel. If you find it, walk through, and you’ll find your heart’s desire on the other side…in exchange for years of your own life. He finds himself thinking of Karen, the sister he lost in an accident five years ago, and is joined by new transfer student Anzu Hanashiro on this mysterious adventure.
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With its upcoming U.S. release, “The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes” adds another dimension to the anime landscape this November. Garnering awards and critical acclaim, the film is poised for its stateside debut. Interested viewers should note the limited release and the special panel at New York Comic Con as unique opportunities for deeper engagement with the film. Mark your calendars and stay informed for a cinematic experience that has already made its mark internationally.
Information for this article was provided via a press release from HIDIVE.