Ride Your Wave is a 2019 Japanese animated film directed by Masaaki Yuasa.
Starring Rina Kawaei, Honoka Matsumoto, Ry么ta Katayose and Kentar么 It么.

Watch the official trailer for Ride Your Wave

GKIDS Films on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 released the trailer:

What is Ride Your Wave about?

19-year-old Hinako Mukaimizu moves to an oceanside town to attend college and indulge in her hobby, surfing, without much thought to her future. When her new apartment catches on fire from fireworks, she is rescued by Minato Hinageshi, a 21-year-old firefighter with a strong sense of justice. Hinako is drawn to his capable personality, and they bond when he begins learning how to surf. As the two spend time together, they fall in love; however, after Hinako tells Minato waves are the best to surf in during the winter storm, Minato goes surfing during a winter storm to prove to Hinako that he can, he drowns while rescuing a person.
Hinako is distraught by his death, no longer surfing, and is unable to move on. One day, she finds out that he appears in water whenever she sings "Brand New Story", a song the two of them often sang together. While others don't believe her, Hinako starts talking to Minato everywhere, professing that they'll always be together. Minato's friend and coworker Wasabi tries to confess his feelings to Hinako, and she realizes that Minato cannot be free unless she is able to move on with her life.
When Hinako goes to pay her respects at Minato's house, his sister Y艒ko tells her about an event that inspired Minato to become a firefighter. This jolts Hinako's memory and she recalls how she had saved him from drowning. She looks up professions that save lives and enters a course to become a lifeguard.
Y艒ko, working as a barista, overhears the same group that set off the previous fireworks planning to do so atop an abandoned building. Hinako accompanies her as they tail the group to collect evidence. As they launch the fireworks, a blaze erupts, and Hinako and an injured Y艒ko are stuck at the top. Hinako calls upon Minato, who sends a wave of water up the building, extinguishing the fire. Hinako puts Y艒ko on a backboard and rides it like a surfboard down the wave. After having expressed his thoughts to Y艒ko and Wasabi, Minato's spirit passes.

Who's in the Ride Your Wave cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of Ride Your Wave.

Rina Kawaei Mukaimizu Hinako
Honoka Matsumoto Hinageshi Y么ko
Ry么ta Katayose Hinageshi Minato
Kentar么 It么 Kawamura Wasabi

When is Ride Your Wave released in cinemas?

The film Ride Your Wave was scheduled to be released on June 10, 2019 (Annecy) and on June 21, 2019 (Japan) by Toho, BHD Movies, Cathay Cineplexes, MM2 Entertainment, Periscoop Film, GKIDS, JL Vision Film and Selecta Visi贸n.

What are Ride Your Wave film specifications?

The duration of the film is 96 minutes. The film grossed over $3.9 million (worldwide).

What are critics and audiences saying about Ride Your Wave?

Ride Your Wave got high rating from critics.

More information about Ride Your Wave you can get at:

Official website: kimi-nami.com

IMDB: Kimi to, nami ni noretara

Wikipedia: Ride Your Wave

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