Natsu e no Tunnel, Sayonara no Deguchi
The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes
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Natsu e no Tunnel, Sayonara no Deguchi

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Boku ga Urashima Tunnel wo Nukeru Toki
Japanese: 夏へのトンネル、さよならの出口
English: The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes
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Volumes: 1
Chapters: 6
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 18, 2019
Genres: Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Serialization: None
Authors: Hachimoku, Mei (Story), Kukka (Art)

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Ranked: #2292
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Popularity: #3709
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Synopsis

There is a strange rumor surrounding the Urashima Tunnel: it grants the wish of those who enter at the cost of their lifespan. Kaoru Touno did not think much of this silly urban legend until he stumbled across a dark tunnel one night.

Initially dismissing the idea of going in, Kaoru is enticed by the possibility of bringing back his sister, Karen. Karen had died in an accident five years prior as a result of Kaoru's carelessness. As he enters the tunnel, what Kaoru discovers within is not quite the same as the rumors imply. The rules of the tunnel are uncertain, but that does not stop him from testing the waters.

Unbeknownst to Kaoru, his aloof classmate Anzu Hanashiro follows him on one of his expeditions. Much to his reluctance, she is intrigued by the tunnel and wants to team up with him. Although he is wary of her intentions, Kaoru accepts Anzu's offer and spends the summer with her in hopes of reviving his sister.

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Background

Natsu e no Tunnel, Sayonara no Deguchi won the Gagaga Award and Jury Special Award at the 13th Shogakukan Light Novel Award in 2018 under the title "Boku ga Urashima Tunnel wo Nukeru Toki" (僕がウラシマトンネルを抜ける時).

It was published in English as The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes by Seven Seas Entertainment under the Airship imprint on May 17, 2022.

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Aug 27, 2022
Well-writtenWell-written
As one season ends, another precedes similar to how people change-mentally and holistically-and progress with their lives. This is only possible with time, which is one of the most fundamental and crucial resources. Because only with time will seasons change and people mature. Yet it is very limited, and what we choose to do with our time determines the results: our future.

"The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes" is a 2018 award winning light novel. Comprising of a single volume, it is expected to be a packed and short read but manages to tell its tale seamlessly.

The set-up is quite generic: out in ...
May 6, 2023
Well-writtenWell-written
Spoiler
Does the overwhelming feeling of grief rob one’s capacity to love, leaving behind a hollow and vacuous existence?

Natsu e no tunnel, sayonara no deguchi tells a melancholic, heartfelt, and bittersweet tale filled with angst, anxiety, and romance. The protagonist, Kaoru Touno, lives in a hopeless family situation after losing his little sister Karen at a young age. Plagued by guilt and bitterness that stems from the circumstances surrounding his sister's death, Kaoru simply exists without much regard for his own life and dignity. However, his chance encounter with a girl, Anzu Hanashiro, who seems unfazed by adversity leads to a blossoming romance and their individual ...
Oct 10, 2023
Preliminary (3/6 eps)
This LN is not recommended! But if u r still going ahead to try it anyway then I hope u hadn't read the synopsis coz if u did.. Then u have almost known the first 30-40% of the story (if not more as I read only 46% of story ig). This might be the case for many LNs, the synopsis might give away the first half of vol 1 but the difference is that this story is only one volume rather than 10+ volumes (for better or worse).

PACING:
The pacing is completely ruined by big descriptions of nothing important. I wouldn't read another novel by ...

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