The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes trailer shows relationship between Kaoru and Anzu

The upcoming anime film The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes got a second full-length trailer today.

It shows the relationship between high school Kaoru Tono and new transfer student Anzu Hanashiro as the two of them head to the infamous Urashima Tunnel to see if the rumors of wishes granted in exchange for years off their lives are true.

The new The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes trailer also features the film’s theme song ‘Finale‘ performed by eill.

The film is directed and written by Tomohisa Taguchi (Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War), with character design by Tomomi Yabuki (Pompo: The Cinéphile) who is also acting as chief animation director.

Studio CLAP is in charge of anime production.

Oji Suzuka is voicing Kaoru Tono, with Marie Iitoyo as Anzu Hanashiro.

The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes is based on the light novel written by Mei Hachimoku and illustrated by Kukka.


Both the light novel and its manga spin off are licensed in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment, who has this to say about the plot:

One summer morning before school, Kaoru hears an unsettling rumor—of a mysterious tunnel that can grant any wish to those who enter it, but ages them dramatically in exchange. At first, he writes it off as nothing more than an urban legend, but that very night, he happens upon the selfsame passage: the Urashima Tunnel.

As he stands before its gaping maw, a thought occurs to him—if this tunnel truly does have the power to grant any wish, could he use it to bring his younger sister back from her untimely death five years prior?

Yet when he returns to explore the tunnel the next day, he finds he’s been followed by the new girl in class: a total enigma by the name of Anzu. She takes an interest in Kaoru, and they agree to work together to investigate the time-twisting tunnel and uncover its mysteries. Together, they might achieve their deepest desires…but are they prepared for what it may cost them?


The film is scheduled to premiere in Japan on September 9th.

Before that happens, watch the latest The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes trailer below so you will know what to expect.


Michelle Topham