IFC Films is partnering with Sentai Filmworks and the HiDive streaming service to bring the anime sci-fi drama ‘The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes’ to North American cinemas on November 3rd, 2023.
HiDive said in a PR release, “HIDIVE, AMC Networks’ fast-growing anime streaming service, and IFC Films unveiled today their U.S. theatrical release for the critically acclaimed anime film The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes. The highly anticipated romantic fantasy, which is based on the popular light novel and manga series of the same name by Mei Hachimoku, will open in theaters starting Friday, November 3 throughout the United States. The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes recently took top honors in the feature film category at the 2023 Annecy International Animation Festival in France where it was awarded the coveted Paul Grimault Award.”
“The film will be presented in both Japanese with English subtitles and English dub depending on date and theater location,” they continued. “As part of today’s news, the companies also revealed they will be hosting a special movie panel featuring the stars of the English dub during New York Comic Con (“NYCC”) alongside the earlier announced World English Dub Premiere. The premiere and panel will take place on Thursday, October 12…”
The movie is directed and written by Tomohisa Taguchi and is produced by the Japanese animation studio CLAP.
You can watch the trailer below:
HiDive President John Ledford said, “We are excited to team with IFC Films on the U.S. release of ‘The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes.'”
“This award-winning and critically acclaimed film is sure to wow audiences. Anime fans will not want to miss this limited theatrical release in November,” he added.
The film’s music is composed by Harumi Fuuki with pop star Eill performing the movie’s theme song “Finale.”
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