Recently, FLAT studios has finally released a trailer for the upcoming The Summer Ghost movie. The movie is directed by illustrator loundraw and produced by his company, FLAT Studio. The movie is basically a Japanese high school drama, involving an urban myth that on one hand scares some and on the other spark their curiosity.
The trailer begins with three kids cracking fireworks, however, their expressions and body language contradict their actions. As the video progresses, we see hopeful glances from them, looking upwards thinking about the ‘Summer Ghost Movie’. The plot of Summer Ghost is focused on the lives of three high school students named Tomoya Sugisaki, Aoi Harukawa, and Ryo Kobayashi. Although all three of our main characters have no prior connections whatsoever, they happen to meet each other virtually through social media and decide to set on an adventure to find the truth about the urban legend of the spirit girl also known as “The Summer Ghost”. The “Summer Ghost” seems to appear in a young woman’s ghost-like form, specifically when there are fireworks.
Check out the trailer here:
This movie is going to be the directorial debut of the well know illustrator, Loundraw. The staff includes author Otsuichi as scriptwriter and Akira Kosemura as music composer, with Loundraw responsible for the original character designs and the original concept for the film. “To express the true Loundraw” is the apparent theme of the multimedia work Project Common. He previously claimed that the way he thinks and draws becomes ‘One.’ Prior to founding FLAT Studio, Loundraw was an illustrator who debuted in 2013 by contributing to the cover of the novel Hoshi no Nemuru Mizuumi e -Ai wo Sagashi Ni-. He later contributed to works like “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas”.
The movie is set to be released in November 12 ,2021 considering everything goes well. With the whole world being midst the third wave of covid-19 pandemic, and the upcoming Olympics being held in Japan- the release date might be pushed back. But hopefully we’ll get to see Loundraw’ s amazing art no later than November. Fingers crossed!