Yamomei’s light novel-based animated film “Tunnel to Summer, Sayonara no Deguchi” (currently open to the public) will be selected for the Japanese Animation Division at the 35th Tokyo International Film Festival (October 24-November 2). , followed by the “Bucheon International Animation Film Festival” to be held in South Korea (October 21-25) and the “Scotland Loves Animation” to be born in Scotland, England.” (October 21st to 30th) will be exhibited in the competition section.
The main character, Kaoru Tono, is played by Oji Suzuka, and the transfer student, Anzu Hanashiro, is played by Marie Iitoyo. A story of a summer of boys and girls who set foot while holding feelings hidden in their hearts. The director will be Tomohisa Taguchi of “Bleach Thousand-Year Blood War,” which will start broadcasting in October, and “Digimon Adventure LAST EVOLUTION Kizuna” (2020). In addition, CLAP is responsible for character drafts, original illustrations, and animation production, such as “Eiga Daisuki Pompo-san” (21).
The Bucheon International Animation Film Festival has been held in Bucheon, North Korea, for over 20 years. It is one of Asia’s leading international animation film festivals, recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. There were six competition categories, and the film was nominated for Best Feature Film.
“Scotland Loves Animation” has been held in Edinburgh and Glasgow, two major cities in Scotland, since 2010 as an attempt to take up Japanese animation actively. It will be the second screening following “I love Pompo-san.”
Director Taguchi said, “I am very proud that this work was selected from among the many animations in Japan. So many talented creators participated and created this animation. I want people to see it, and I’m very excited to see what kind of animation movie the world will see… I’m happy if this work can bloom strong and beautiful like a sunflower in the world. I think it’s a big deal.” Producer Matsuo commented, “I’m looking forward to seeing how this work will be reflected by people in cultural spheres different from Japan.”
The Japanese animation section of the 35th Tokyo International Film Festival was established in 2019. This year’s theme marks its fourth year: “Creating the world from scratch.” Titled “Creating the world with animation,” the world view drawn with impressive visuals was highly evaluated, and it was selected even though it was in theaters.