GKIDS Screens ‘Summer Ghost’ Animated Short in North America This Summer – News

GCHILDREN announced Thursday that it has acquired the North American distribution rights to “summer ghostAnime short, the illustrator’s directorial debut launching (I want to eat your pancreas, Josee, the tiger and the fish, Vivy -Fluorite Eye Song-). The company will release the anime in Japanese with English subtitles and with new English. Bend in theaters this summer. The anime will screen alongside a documentary about the film’s production and additional special content. GCHILDREN aired a trailer subtitled in English:

The short opened in Japan on November 12.

Chiaki Kobayashi plays the main character Tomoya Sugisaki, a third-year student with good grades. However, he is reluctant to take the college entrance exams because he prefers to draw.

The other cast members include:

Miyuri Shimabukuro as Aoi Harukawa, a sophomore who is dealing with bullying in the high school clique system.

Nobunaga Shimazaki as Ryō Kobayashi, a third-year student who is a popular member of the basketball team, but is now facing an illness that he hasn’t even told his friends about.

rina kawaii as Ayane Satō, the “summer ghost”

The story of the short was developed from a single illustration that launching had drawn. Tomoya, Aoi, and Ryō are high school students who met online. An urban legend speaks of a “summer ghost”, a spirit girl who appears when fireworks are set off.

Tomoya cannot live the life he imagined for himself. Aoi can’t find his place in the world. Ryō is suddenly taken away from her once-bright future. Everyone has their own reason for needing to meet the summer. ghost. On a summer night where life and death intersect, where will each of their emotions lead them?

In addition to directing launching also drafted the original character designs, and flat studiothe study launching established in 2019, it is cheering. Hirotaka Adachibetter known as the novelist otsuichi (Stare film, Goth, calling you, zoo), wrote the script. logo line is planning and producing the project, and Photos of Avex is distributing In addition to the internationally renowned pianist akira kosemura, Itoko takes, Guyaneseand 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 book volume shipped on November 19. The anime’s screenwriter (and acclaimed novelist) otsuichi he wrote a novelization expanding on the story, and it shipped on October 29. Also, the original spin-off novel Ichinose Yūna ga Uiteiru (Yūna Ichinose Is Floating), which picks up the “fireworks and ghosts” motif, was shipped on November 26.

The short is part of Project Common, a multimedia initiative “to express the true launching.” The illustrator said last summer: “Unchangeable at any time, I want to find my self steadfast. This project is a challenge to find the real ‘launching‘ with myself and with everyone.” The project’s website included the English text “real or fake? The way he thinks, the way he draws. All of these become ‘one’.”

launching drew the original character designs for the Tsuki ga Kirei television anime series, and also provided the original character designs and cover illustration for yoru sumino‘s I want to eat your pancreas novel. The novel inspired an anime film using his original character designs. He also 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 robot) novel. The novel is also receiving a full animated film adaptation.

Source: Press release