The distance learning service Z-Kai published the "full version" of the previous animated ad "Ichiban Chikakute Tooi Hoshi”(Both the closest and the most distant star) by the animator and illustrator loundon. A 62nd version had previously been released on February 19 of this year.

The advertising story revolves around Kaori (played by Nao touyama), a reserved but strong-willed member of her school's astronomy club. Her best friend Yuki (played by Lynn), supports her, but worries that she will lose Kaori because of her love for the stars.

The ad advertises so much Z-Kai What "Summer spirit“, The illustrator's upcoming directorial debut loundon (I wanna eat your pancreas, Josee, The Tiger and the Fish, Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song-). The official website of the short film "Ichiban Chikakute Tooi Hoshi"Indicates that the short film is the conceptual origin of".Summer spirit"And that the latter also takes place in" another story "in the same world as"Ichiban Chikakute Tooi Hoshi".

Summer Spirit (Loundon)

"Summer spirit“Will hit theaters in Japan on November 12th. Chiaki Kobayashi plays the main character Tomoya Sugisaki. Besides directing, loundon he also did the original character designs and Apartment studiowho have favourited study that loundon created in 2019, is responsible for the animation. Hirotaka adachi, better known as a novelist Otsuichi (Stare movie, goth, call you, zoo), wrote the screenplay and the internationally renowned pianist Akira Kosemura and others contribute to the soundtrack.

Summer ghost synopsis

The story of the short film grew from a single illustration drawn by Loundraw. Tomoya, Aoi, and Ryou are high school students who met online. An urban legend tells of a "summer spirit", a spiritual girl who appears while lighting fireworks. Tomoya cannot live the life he imagined. Aoi cannot find her place in the world. Ryou has suddenly pushed aside his once bright future. Everyone has their own reason to encounter the spirit of summer. On a summer night when life and death intersect, where will each of your emotions take you?

Source: ANN


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