GKIDS launched on Thursday that it has acquired the North American distribution rights to the “Summer Ghost” anime transient, the directorial debut of illustrator loundraw (I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, Josee, The Tiger and the Fish, Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song-). The agency will launch the anime in Japanese with English subtitles and with a model new English dub in theaters this summer time season. The anime will show along with a documentary in regards to the manufacturing of the film and further explicit content material materials. GKIDS streamed an English-subtitled trailer:

The transient opened in Japan on November 12.

Chiaki Kobayashi stars because the precept character Tomoya Sugisaki, a third-year scholar with good grades. However, he is reluctant to take the college entrance exams on account of he considerably be drawing paintings.

The totally different stable members embody:

Miyuri Shimabukuro as Aoi Harukawa, a second-year scholar who’s dealing with bullying in the highschool’s clique system

Nobunaga Shimazaki as Ryō Kobayashi, a third-year scholar who’s a popular member of the basketball crew, nevertheless is now going by means of an illness he hasn’t instructed even his buddies about

Rina Kawaei as Ayane Satō, the “summer ghost”

The story of the transient developed from a single illustration that loundraw had drawn. Tomoya, Aoi, and Ryō are highschool faculty college students who met on-line. An metropolis legend speaks of a “summer ghost,” a spirit woman who appears when fireworks are set off.

Tomoya can’t reside the life he envisioned for himself. Aoi can’t uncover her place in the world. Ryō has his as quickly as shining future abruptly pulled away. Each has their very personal trigger for needing to satisfy the summer time season ghost. On a summer time season evening time when life and dying cross paths, the place will each of their emotions take them?

In addition to directing, loundraw moreover drafted the distinctive character designs, and Flat Studio, the studio loundraw established in 2019, is animating. Hirotaka Adachi, larger known as the novelist Otsuichi (Stare film, Goth, Calling You, Zoo), wrote the screenplay. Flagship Line is planning and producing the mission, and Avex Pictures is distributing. In addition to internationally renowned pianist Akira Kosemura, Itoko Toma, Guiano, and Hideya Kojima are contributing to the soundtrack.

Yoshi Inomi launched the manga adaptation in the Tonari no Young Jump service on October 8, and its compiled information amount shipped on November 19. The anime’s scriptwriter (and acclaimed novelist) Otsuichi wrote a novelization that expands the story, and it shipped on October 29. In addition, the spinoff distinctive novel Ichinose Yūna ga Uiteiru (Yūna Ichinose Is Floating), which picks up the motif of “fireworks and ghosts,” shipped on November 26.

The transient is part of Project Common, a multimedia initiative “to specific the true loundraw.” The illustrator said ultimate summer time season, “Unchanging at any time, I want to find my steadfast self. This project is a challenge to find the true ‘loundraw‘ with myself and everyone.” The mission’s site included the English textual content material “real or fake? The way he thinks, the way he draws. These all become ‘one.'”

loundraw drew the distinctive character designs for the Tsuki ga Kirei television anime assortment, and in addition supplied the distinctive character designs and cover illustration for Yoru Sumino‘s I Want to Eat Your Pancreas novel. The novel has impressed an anime film using his distinctive character designs. He moreover drew the character designs for an animated promotional video based on Yusuke Yamada‘s Boku wa Robot Goshi no Kimi ni Koi wo Suru (I fall in love with you through a robotic) novel. The novel will also be getting a full animated film adaptation.

Source: Press launch