The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes Reveals Main Cast, Character Designs

The upcoming The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes movie has revealed Ouji Suzuka and Marie Iitoyo to be its two main cast members, with the two voicing Tono Kaoru and Anzu Hanaki respectively. The character designs for Tono and Anzu were released as well, with the anime also revealing Tomomi Yabuki (Pompo: The Cinephile co-sub character designer) to be the character designer and chief animation director. 

The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes is set to premiere in Japan in Summer 2022. The movie is an adaptation of a novel written by Mei Hachimoku with illustrations from Kukka. Tomohisa Taguchi (Akudama Drive, Bleach Thousand-Year Blood War Arc) is the director, while CLAP is the animation production company.

Ⓒ2022 八目迷・小学館/映画『夏へのトンネル、さよならの出口』製作委員会

Seven Seas Entertainment describes the book’s plot as:

Tono Kaoru 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. On the night Kaoru just so happens to find himself standing in front of a tunnel that looks suspiciously like the one the rumor describes, he finds himself thinking of Karen, the sister he lost in an accident five years ago. To Kaoru’s surprise, he’s been followed by the new transfer student Anzu Hanaki, who promises to help him experiment with the mysterious tunnel–but what does she want from Kaoru in exchange? And what will he have left to give, after the tunnel’s done with him?

The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes novel is published by Shogakukan under the Gagaga Bunko label. It was the recipient of the Gagaga Award and the Special Judges Award during the 13th Shogakukan Light Novel Awards. The novel has also received a manga adaptation titled The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbye: Ultramarine.

Source: @natsuton_anime (1), (2), (3)

Melvyn is one of Anime Trending's main news writers. Aside from anime, he can sometimes be found writing about Japanese/anime-related video games, VTubers, manga, and light novels. Occasionally, he'll put out a review or listicle too. Every anime season, he looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese.
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