Ride Your Wave is a 2019 Japanese animated film directed by Masaaki Yuasa.
The starring cast includes Rina Kawaei, Honoka Matsumoto, Kentaro Ito, Ryôta Katayose, Mami Horikoshi, You Taichi, Mai Nishikawa, Daiki Hamano, Kenji Sugimura, Kunihiro Kawamoto and others.
GKIDS Films on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 released the trailer:
RIDE YOUR WAVE - Now Out on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital!.
19-year-old Hinako Mukaimizu (Rina Kawaei) 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 (Ryôta Katayose), a 21-year-old firefighter with a strong sense of justice. Hinako (Merit Leighton) 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 (Joey Richter) that waves are the best to surf in during the winter storm, he goes surfing during the storm and drowns while rescuing a jetskiier.
Hinako is distraught by his death and moves to an apartment away from the beach. 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 the others are unable to see him, Hinako and Minato spend time with each other again, even in public. However, Minato is reminded of his own mortality after realizing he cannot physically touch Hinako and when his co-worker, Wasabi (Kentaro Ito), confesses to her. He tells Hinako that she must learn to move on with her life, but Hinako refuses to accept this. However, she realizes she is too reliant on him after she stops him from ascending to heaven.
When Hinako goes to pay her respects at Minato's house, his sister Yōko tells her what inspired Minato to become a hardworking firefighter. Hinako discovers she was the person who saved Minato from drowning when they were younger, and when she unlocks his phone, she reads his drafted text message telling her to "ride her own wave". She enrolls in a lifeguard training course, hoping to eventually stop being dependent on Minato. Meanwhile, Yōko confesses to Wasabi, reminding him that he had inspired her to return to school when she was bullied.
Here is the full cast and characters of Ride Your Wave.
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-Keris Films, MM2 Entertainment, Periscoop Film, Anime Limited, GKIDS, JL Vision Film, Selecta Visión and Shout! Factory.
The duration of the film is 96 minutes. The film grossed over $3.9 million (worldwide).
Ride Your Wave got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.8/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 93/100.
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