HIDIVE Premieres 'The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes' Anime Film on January 2024

HIDIVE strategically released the picture in theaters in the United States in November, raising excitement among anime fans.

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By Sonu | Dec 20, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

HIDIVE will showcase the exciting anime film, ‘The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes,’ starting January 2. This movie, based on a cool novel, will be on HIDIVE with words at the bottom in English and also with people talking in English on January 2. Before this, HIDIVE brought the film to big rooms in the U.S. in November. People in Japan saw it in September 2022. The story is about a tunnel where you can get stuff you want, but you need to pay a bit. A guy named Kaoru and a girl named Anzu work together to find out more. It’s a super cool summer story!

U.S. Theatrical Release and Japanese Debut

HIDIVE strategically released the picture in theaters in the United States in November, raising excitement among anime fans. The Japanese version was released in September 2022, with Ji Suzuka as Kaoru Tno and Marie Iitoyo playing Anzu Hanaki. On July 29, Otakon hosted the English-subtitled premiere, paving the way for the film’s global renown.

 The Plot

Having secured the licensing rights, HIDIVE provides a glimpse into the movie’s narrative:

Set off on an interesting journey via the Urashima Tunnel, where desires come true, but at a cost. The enigmatic Kaoru Tohno joins up with Anzu Hanashiro, who is troubled by an elusive personality and a tragic history. Anzu, caught between her perfect image and her genuine feelings, teams up with Kaoru to investigate the tunnel’s mysteries. This summer story takes place in a rural region, mixing memories and the pleasure of sprinting together.

English Dub Cast Revealed

HIDIVE has also unveiled the talented cast behind the English dub:

  • Gabriel Regojo as Kaoru Tono
  • Patricia Duran as Anzu Hanashiro
  • Scott Gibbs as Shohei Kaga
  • Maggie Flecknoe as Koharu Kawasaki
  • Shelley Calene-Black as Hamamoto
  • John Gremillion as Kaoru’s Father
  • Anna Austin as Karen

‘Akudama Drive’ and ‘Kino’s Journey – The Beautiful World’ director Tomohisa Taguchi directed the film at CLAP (Pompo: The Cinéphile). Taguchi acted as scriptwriter and storyboarder, as well as line director alongside Kanji Miyake. Tomomi Yabuki, the animation director of ‘Pompo: The Cinéphile,’ expertly handled character design and chief animation directing. As animation directors, Yabuki worked alongside Seiji Tachikawa, Akio Hasegawa, and Yasuhisa Kat. Harumi Fuuki composed the lovely musical score, which is noted for her work on ‘Miss Hokusai,’ ‘Forest of Piano,’ and ‘Tsurune.’

Both the original light novel and its manga adaptation were licensed by Seven Seas Entertainment. The original light novel, published in July 2019 by Hachimoku with drawings by Kukka, ranked ninth in the bunkobon category of Takarajimasha’s ‘Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!’ guidebook’s 2020 edition. The manga version of Koudon, which ran in Shogakukan’s Sunday GX magazine from July 2020 to November 2021, provided another layer to the plot.

The streaming debut of ‘The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes’ on HIDIVE is a big step forward in the global recognition of this compelling anime picture. The excitement around this film is well-deserved, from its theatrical premiere in the United States to the interesting storyline and great a group. On January 2, prepare to be taken into the world of Urashima Tunnel as HIDIVE provides an amazing journey to anime fans worldwide.

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