THE TUNNEL TO SUMMER, THE EXIT OF GOODBYES opens November 3 in theaters nationwide

Jesus Figueroa
(Info from press release)

The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes will teleport audiences nationwide when the eagerly anticipated time-travelling romantic fantasy opens in U.S. theaters. Based on the popular light novel and manga by Mei Hachimoku, The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes is written and directed by TomohisaTaguchi and distributed by HIDIVE and IFC Films. This critically acclaimed animated film has been wowing moviegoers around the world since its premiere in Japan late last year and received the coveted 2023 PaulGrimault Award, one of the top feature film awards at the annual Annecy International Animation Festival in France.  The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyeswill be presented in both Japanese with English subtitles and English dub depending on date and theater location.

Tickets for the The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes can be purchased at, which provides a complete list of theater locations (subject to change). Tickets are also available via participating theater chains including AMC Theatres, Reading Cinemas, Harkins Theatres and others.

“The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes”
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese with English subtitles and English dub
Runtime: 83 min
Light Novel and Manga Original Author: Mei Hachimoku
Director: Tomohisa Taguchi
Screenplay: Tomohisa Taguchi
Character Design: Tomomi Yabuki
Animation Director: Seiji Tachikawa, Tomomi Yabuki,Toruo Hasegawa, Yasuhisa Kato
Art Director: Yuki Hatakeyama
CG Director: Tsukasa Saito
Editor: Akinori Mishima
Music: Harumi Fuuki
Sound Director: Riki Ida
Sound Production: Studio Mausu
Setting Producer: Shingo Nishikawa
Producer: Akinosuke Kanazawa, Keijiro Taguchi, Makiko Mameda
Production Company: Pony Canyon
Animation Studio: CLAP
Distributor: HIDIVE and IFC Films
Official 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 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? 

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