Summer Ghost

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Synonyms: Project Common
Japanese: サマーゴースト


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 12, 2021
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: Flat Studio
Source: Mixed media
Genres: DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 39 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.891 (scored by 4197041,970 users)
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Ranked: #8062
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Popularity: #1954
Members: 111,402
Favorites: 949

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It is said that fireworks can calm the souls of the dead. For Tomoya Sugisaki, Aoi Harukawa, and Ryou Kobayashi, fireworks are what allowed them to meet the Summer Ghost. Believed to be the spirit of a young woman who committed suicide, the Summer Ghost only appears in a specific area and can only be seen by those who are within arm's reach of death.

Tomoya is a creative soul being crushed by his academic obligation to get into a good university. Aoi is a meek girl who is relentlessly bullied by her classmates. Ryou is a former basketball star who had to forfeit his passion following a grim diagnosis. The only thing these three have in common is their ability to see the Summer Ghost. The Summer Ghost is said to be able to answer any and all questions pertaining to death—something the three teenagers desperately want to know more about.

Dissatisfied with their initial meeting, Tomoya sets out to find the Summer Ghost once again. But the more time he spends with the ghost, the more the mystery surrounding her existence unravels.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Katsumata, Hideo
Director, Original Creator, Original Character Design
Kosemura, Akira


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Ending Theme

"Summer Ghost" by Akira Kosemura


Aug 14, 2023
The movie has only 45 minutes to show you the story and the background of each character, so you thrown into the action right away. In just a few scenes authors are able to show the characters stories and make them feel relatable. The artwork and music are full of summer and brings a pleasant nostalgic feeling.
On the other hand story is really swift and straight forward, it felt like there was strict time limit there. Despite the fact that you as a viewer are able to undestand the protagonists, they and their stories still feel superficial which ruins that melancholic vibe expected from ...
Dec 31, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Story: 6/10
One summer, the cast meet up and talk to a ghost. Biggest flaw of the show to me is that this was much too short of a movie. It did just enough in the amount of time it had but it could have been more emotional or fulfilling had it been longer like an hour and half. This story contains typical experiences that many may relate to and can hit for many. Each person is struggling with their own issues and they find the resolve to confront their own issues while helping a ghost along the way. My issue with the story is we ...
Dec 2, 2023
Films nearing the half-hour mark seem like sort of a trend lately. Perhaps due to the declining attention span of viewers, gradually, the general standards for consumption cease to exist. They've always been around, yet recent advertising promises a more glamorous comprehensive experience. Whatever the case, the runtime doesn't have to be an issue, nor does it even need to be considered a facet of thought when handled in the right direction. Summer Ghost is bewildered, bound by a specific restraint on its cast and to what extent they're written if they're written at all. It's hard to imagine there was genuine effort behind the ...

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