Be it a classic like Death note or a recent one like Promised Neverland, the suspense and thriller stories are always worth waiting for an anime adaptation. Things get far more interesting when the story blends with intense music, skillful voice acting, and detailed animation. However, I am a little disappointed in Promised Neverland on how they messed up the story in the end. Well, what’s done can’t be changed. So, I am looking forward to the anime adaptation of Yasuki Tanaka’s Summer Time Rendering, hoping that things don’t turn out the same way again.
Since Tanaka was the man behind the Gaist Crusher series, it would be safe to assume that Summer Time Rendering will be having a fair share of supernatural elements in it. Not to mention that it will have a darker theme compared to his previous works, so I am really excited to see how it turns out.
Summer Time Rendering Cast
Coming to the recently revealed cast details, Natsuki Hanae, the popular voice behind Demon Slayer’s Tanjiro Kamado, will be voicing Shinpei Ajiro, while his deceased friend, Ushio Kofune, will be played by Anna Nagase (Tom in Black Arrow). Her younger sister, Mio Kofune, will be voiced by Saho Shirasu (Charlotte in Detective is Already Dead). These three will be the main character entering the anime, we will update the article if any additional cast information is released on the official page.
Parting with your childhood best friend is tough, especially if you never get to see them again. Summer Time Rendering follows Shinpei Ajiro, who comes back rushing to his hometown on hearing of Ushio’s death. Shinpei and Ushio grew up together in Wakayama city, so it’s something that Shinpei couldn’t accept.
According to the eyewitnesses, Ushio died trying to save the young Shiori Kobayakawa. However, the strange bruises around Ushio’s neck convince Shinpei that there’s much more to Ushio’s death. Moreover, a vision of deceased Ushio asks him to safeguard Mio as her final request. That was the final push Shinpei needed to unravel the mystery that cost his best friend’s life. You see, the ocean is a mysterious ecosystem with most of it remaining unexplored. Who knows what hides deep down where the warm rays of summer can barely reach?
Summer Time Rendering Anime Release Date
According to the latest announcements, Summer Time Rendering anime will be a part of the Jump Festa ’22 event. The exact release date has not been revealed yet. We will update the article as soon as we get official notice.
[Translation:Exclusive distribution decision in 2022! “#Summer Time Render” A popular comic based on Yasuki Tanaka, a popular work serialized in Shonen Jump +, is animated. #Disney Plus will stream the anime all over the world]
The staff members have also been revealed. It includes some of the popular names of the anime industry. Ayumu Watanabe (Children of the Sea) will be directing the anime. I wonder if it’s safe to say that shows related to aquatic life have become his new forte.
Hiroshi Seko (Jujutsu Kaisen, Attack on Titan) is penning down the script and series coposition. Kusanagi (Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU) is taking care of the character designs. NieR series composers Keiichi Okabe, Ryuichi Takada, and Keigo Hoashi will handle the music in MONACA. During the initial anime announcement back in January, the staff members discussed going to Wakayama prefecture to scout the location. This shows how much effort they are putting into this project.
Key Visual and Teaser
The announcement came with Summer Time Rendering anime’s first key visual and a teaser video. The visual features the two main protagonists, Shinpei and Ushio. Meanwhile, the teaser video takes us back to the day of Ushio’s funeral. It shows how broken Shinpei was on returning to his hometown after such a mishap.
Disney+ will be streaming the anime not only just in Japan but all over the world. No other broadcasting information has been revealed yet.
All About Live-Action, Escape Game, and the Original Manga
Apart from the anime adaptation, the staff members are working on two additional projects. Their plan is to forge this incredible story into a live-action and a real escape game. Maybe that was their reason behind visiting the Wakayama prefecture.
Yasuki Tanaka’s original manga was based on his 2008 one-shot Jamais Vu. Hee started serializing this manga under Shonen Jump+ web magazine in October 2017. The mage has already ended with its 139th chapter. Shueisha published the 12th compiled book recently on November 4, and the final volume will release on April 2, 2022.