It was announced that “The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbye”, a drama, mystery, sci-fi light novel written by Hachimoku Mei will be getting an anime film adaptation in Summer 2022. It will be directed by Tomohisa Taguchi, whose previous works include “Akudama Drive” and “Digimon Adventure Last Evolution Kizuna”, while Studio CLAP will be in charge of animation production.
“The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbye” was originally published by Shogakukan under its Gagaga Bunko imprint affiliate in July 2019. In 2020 it got a manga adaptation titled “The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbye: Ultramarine”. Seven Seas Entertainment, a North American licensing company, has licensed both the light novel and the manga. Let’s take a look at how they described the story.
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. 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? (Seven Seas Entertainment)
As of writing this, there hasn’t been any news about the cast, but we can expect further updates in the upcoming months.