Otakon 2023: Author Mei Hachimoku, will join ‘The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes’ Q & A event post-screening along with select members of the film’s production staff this Saturday, July 29 .
The screening will begin at 5:30 pm ET. Here’s all the confirmed guests for the fan Q & A event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC:
Mei Hachimoku, Original Author – Shōgakukan
Naoki Koyama, Producer – Pony Canyon
Shingo Nishikawa, Setting Producer – CLAP
Harumi Fuuki, Music Composer
The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes will be distributed by HIDIVE and released later this year in select theaters across the U.S. and Canada.
About The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes
“This critically acclaimed sci-fi drama has been wowing audiences internationally since its release in Japan last September.
Most recently, The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes received top honors at the 2023 Annecy International Animation Festival in France where it took home the coveted Paul Grimault Award.”
About Mei Hachimoku
“Author Mei Hachimoku debuted as an author at the 13th Shogakukan Light Novel Competition, where he won the Gagaga Award and the Judge’s Special Award for “The Tunnel to Summer, The Exit of Goodbyes.”
He also wrote “Wait for Me Yesterday in Spring” and “Amber Autumn, Zero Second Journey” as part of the same “Time and Four Seasons” series, as well as “Mimosa’s Confession.”
Official Movie Synopsis:
“SYNOPSIS: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.
One 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 Hanashiro, 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?”
Official Trailer (Subtitled)
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In addition to its extensive library of movies and episodic series, each season HIDIVE brings a new selection of the latest titles from Japan in both simulcast and exclusive DUBCAST editions – all of which can be viewed on a wide array of platforms including web browsers, smartphones, TVs, streaming devices, and gaming consoles.”
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