What You Need to Know:
The renowned Japanese illustrator loundraw’s inaugural “short movie,” SUMMER GHOST, has acquired by GKIDS. The producer and distributor of numerous animated films that have received Academy Award nominations.
The movie, which create from a single loundraw drawing. Unique character designs by the creator and is make by FLAT STUDIO. A brand-new animation studio he found in 2019. Hirotaka “Otsuichi” Adachi, a novelist, joined him on the project as well as renowned pianist Akira Kosemura. Who composed the soundtrack.
Loundraw began his career as an illustrator. When he was a teenager. Finding early success on online platforms and becoming renowned for his intricate spatial designs, use of transparent, airy colors, and emphasis on depth of field. In addition, he produce important illustrations for a number of well-known authors. Such as one for the book “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas,” which was later turn into a movie. In addition to his illustration work. Loundraw is a concept designer for the recently release anime adaptation of Josee, the Tiger and the Fish. His first original animation. “Until Dreams Awaken,” was release on YouTube in collaboration with the wildly popular Japanese rock band. BUMP OF CHICKEN, and it quickly surpass 2 million views.
In November 2021, SUMMER GHOST made its debut in Japanese theatres. This summer, GKIDS will release SUMMER GHOST in theatres in both its original Japanese and a brand-new English dub. It will shown in theatres along with a documentary about the making of the movie and other bonus materials.
According to David Jesteadt, president of GKIDS, “We are very excited to introduce American audiences to a major new talent.” “Londraw has applied his emotive illustration style to a story of human connection. That meets our current moment with Summer Ghost.”
According to a local urban legend. Setting off fireworks at a deserted airfield will summon the “summer ghost,” a spirit that has all the answers. While Tomoya, Aoi, and Ryo, three troubled teenagers, are not yet acquaint. Each has a different motivation for showing up one day. Ayane, a ghost, appears. When a sparkler is lit and said she can only be see by people. “who are about to touch their death.” The three teenagers go back to their homes. But Tomoya quickly starts going to the airfield by himself. As he develops an obsession with the mystery surrounding Ayane and the real reason for her visits.
This outstanding directorial debut from the renown illustrator loundraw. Who was inspire by one of his own drawings. Brings his lush visual sensibility to a moving supernatural drama about the difficulties of growing up. The significance of living life to the fullest.
- Description: Summer Ghost
- Loundraw, the director
- Hirotaka Adachi (aka “Otsuichi”) is the author.
- loundraw Character Design
- Akira Kosemura, composer
- Nation: Japan
the FLAT STUDIO
45 minute running time