loundraw has done an amazing job with Summer Ghost, produced by Flat Studios. I gotta admit It’s an amazing slice-of-life movie I’ve seen in a while.
High school students Tomoya, Aoi, and Ryou met online. An urban legend claims that when fireworks are set off, a “summer ghost,” a spirit girl, arrives.
Tomoya will never be able to live the life he imagined for himself. Aoi is at a loss about where she belongs in the world. Ryou’s formerly bright future has been snatched away from him. Everyone has a different reason for wanting to meet the summer ghost. Where will each of their emotions take them on a Summer night when life and death collide?
I feel compelled to discuss the animation. It’s fantastic. Beautiful and unique. It’s the texture that makes it look like the illustrations are moving. Graphically, the art is well-written. At the same time, the voice actors did an excellent job. Chiaki Kobayashi’s dedication to preparing for a part is something I admire. I’m excited about what the future holds for him. He is currently the most underappreciated voice actor. Music is also enjoyable. It’s a shame there’s no theme tune, but it’s still quite alright.
I really like the art as well as the abstract feeling of being in the movie itself. It really felt good to watch how those three friends stayed together till the end. Moreover, Ayane’s distinctive personality touched my heart. It was a little bit sad to know the main character’s back story, but anyway, we’re all used to it now. Sadly, the movie doesn’t have an official soundtrack but the voice artists really nailed it giving us the most immersive experience of liveliness.
Despite the fact that they were all having issues coping with life and unsure of what to do next, they all managed to get through it joyfully. When you’re under a lot of stress, you have a natural tendency to assume that death is preferable to life. It doesn’t matter how things are going in your life right now. The only thing that matters is how and why you’ll get through it. The anime portrayed that death is inevitable for everyone, but before that live your life. Ayane’s character is specific to it. Live yourself to the fullest and minimize your regrets.
Overall, I’d rate it 8.5/10. Because the movie felt a little bit short. Furthermore, there were some loose ends in the story. For instance, Ayane’s whereabouts in the end. The animation was literally simple and amazing. Considering it does not have powerful animation like Demon Slayer or Fate / Stay. I’d say the animation was just perfect. It felt like loundraw’s art has just been given life itself.