- Shinpei and company learn a shocking truth about shadows
- "Summer Time Rendering" Episode 12 is coming out Thursday
- The episode will stream on Disney Plus
Tokiko introduces Haine as the mother of shadows to Shinpei, Sou and Ushio in "Summer Time Rendering" Episode 12.
The official website has released the synopsis and spoiler stills of Episode 12, which is titled "Bloody Night." The synopsis suggests Tokiko reveals corpses are a crucial source of food for the shadows and she has been procuring dead bodies for Haine.
She also reveals that Haine, the kimono girl, is a god named Hiruko. Shinpei and Sou remember seeing her for the first time at the shrine on the day of the summer festival.
Later in "Summer Time Rendering" Episode 12, Shinpei and his friends learn that Ushio’s dead body was stolen from her funeral and now Haine is ready to consume it.
Can Shinpei, Sou and Ushio stop her from stealing the body?
It is likely that Ushio's shadow might use her body to print a new arm for her. Meanwhile, Shinpei is expected to carry out a surprise attack against Haine and Tokiko.
"Upon hearing of Ushio's death, Shinpei returns to his hometown of Wakayama City on Hitogashima and reunites with his childhood friend's family. The funeral goes smoothly, but under the surface, something strange is brewing on the island. What mysteries await him on this secluded summer island?" the official synopsis of "Summer Time Rendering" manga read, according to Manga Plus.
The cast of the anime includes Anna Nagase as Ushio Kofune, Natsuki Hanae as Shinpei Ajiro, Maki Kawase as Tokiko Hishigata, Saho Shirasu as Mio Kofune, Tesshō Genda as Alain Kofune, Yōji Ueda as Tetsu Totsumura, Yōko Hikasa as Hizuru Minakata, Akio Ohtsuka as Seido Hishigata, Jin Urayama as Ginjiro Nezu, Katsuyuki Konishi as Masahito Karikiri, Misaki Kuno as Haine (Mother) and Kensho Ono as Sou Hishigata.
The opening theme song of "Summer Time Rendering," titled "Natsuyume Noisy," is performed by Asaka. The closing theme song, titled "Shitsuren Song Takusan Kiite Naite Bakari no Watashi wa Mou," is by Riria.
Directed by Ayumu Watanabe, the anime is based on the original story by Yasuki Tanaka. Hiroshi Seko is credited for the series composition and scripting.
"Summer Time Rendering" Episode 12 is set to air Thursday. Fans in the U.S. can watch the episode online on Disney Plus. The episode will live stream in Japanese with English subtitles.