Acclaimed anime film “The Tunnel to Summer” premieres at SM Cinemas on November 1


Prepare to be moved as the highly-acclaimed YA romantic drama anime film “The Tunnel to Summer, The Exit of Goodbyes” hits SM Cinemas exclusively starting November 1.

The storyline follows the characters Kaoru and Anzu, voiced by Ouji Suzuka and Marie Iitoyo, along with a supporting cast including Tasuku Hatanaka, Arisa Komiya, Haruka Terui, Rikiya Koyama, and Seiran Kobayashi.


This film, which recently earned the esteemed Paul Grimault Prize at the Annecy International Animation Festival, draws inspiration from Mei Hachimoku’s award-winning novel, complemented by Kukka’s illustrations. Tomohisa Taguchi takes the director’s chair, while Tomomi Yabuki serves as the character designer and chief animation director, all under the CLAP production banner.

The story unfolds as Kaoru and Anzu explore the time-warping tunnel, their bond strengthening with each discovery. Kaoru wishes to reverse the untimely passing of his sister, while Anzu seeks relief from her painful past. Together, they confront the profound question of whether their wishes are worth the cost.

This anime production has received praise from both audiences and critics, boasting a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Viewers worldwide, including Japan, have appreciated its stylish visuals, voice acting, sound design, well-constructed storyline, and a poignant soundtrack.

“The Tunnel to Summer, The Exit of Goodbyes” will make its exclusive debut at SM Cinemas on November 1, courtesy of Encore Films and distributed by Warner Bros.

Secure your tickets at your nearest SM Cinemas.

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