Summer Ghost is to be screened as part of the BFI‘s upcoming Anime Season this May courtesy of Anime Limited. Summer Ghost will be shown at the BFI Southbank in London on 13th May 2022 alongside a Q&A with the director.
It’s unclear, however, whether the Q&A will be an in-person or live event with the director, loundraw, or a pre-recorded Q&A as seen in the We Love Anime touring festival.
The BFI Anime Season will take place between 28th March and 31st May 2022. Summer Ghost sits alongside other hotly anticipated anime releases such as Masaaki Yuasa’s Inu-oh on 30th March and Tetsurō Araki’s Bubble on 20th April.
Tomoya, Aoi, and Ryō are high school students who met online. An urban legend speaks of a “summer ghost,” a spirit girl who appears when fireworks are set off.
Tomoya cannot live the life he envisioned for himself. Aoi cannot find her place in the world. Ryō has his once shining future suddenly pulled away. Each has their own reason for needing to meet the summer ghost. On a summer night when life and death cross paths, where will each of their emotions take them?
Summer Ghost will be shown at the BFI Southbank in London on 13th May 2022, and will be presented in Japanese with English subtitles. The film is presented as part of the BFI’s major two-month anime season, running at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX from 28 March – 31 May 2022.