It has been decided that the short film “Summer Ghost”, directed by the popular illustrator, loundraw (known for the light novel cover of “I want to eat your pancreas”, “Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku”, etc.) for the first time, will be released in 2021. The teaser visual has been revealed along with this announcement.

loundraw is an illustrator that makes use of the translucent and atmospheric coloring and in-depth drawing in the precise space design that gives off the rare sense of presence. After making his debut in the industrial when he was in his 10’s, he was bath in the limelight with the various cover photo including the covers for the light novels “I want to eat your pancreas”, “Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku”, etc.

After bathing in the success of his original animation “Yume ga Mezameru Made”, which was created for his graduation and he handles everything alone, on YouTube, he started his own animation studio “FLAT STUDIO” in January 2019.
He has started an odd career change from an illustrator to a film director as he has published that he will be taking on a new challenge, which is the production of a short film.

It was announced that the short animation film “Summer Ghost” directed by loundraw will be released in 2021.
The teaser visual depicts 2 young boys, Tomoya and Ryou with a young girl, Aoi. The three are looking in different directions under the azure sky with the cloud blocking the setting sun.
Do look forward to future announcements regarding this work and their stories.

Immediately after this announcement, the collaboration with Z-KAI has been decided. The concept movie of “Ichiban Chikakute Tooi Hoshi” (The closest far star”), stories that exist in the same setting as “Summer Ghost”, has been produced. It has been 7 years since the last collaboration of Z-KAI with an animation work, where the previous collaboration is with director Shinkai Makoto’s 2014 film “Cross Road”.

“Summer Ghost” will be released in 2021.

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