"Ride Your Wave" is a 2019 Japanese animated film directed by Masaaki Yuasa.
The starring cast includes Rina Kawaei, Honoka Matsumoto, Kentaro Ito, Ry么ta Katayose, Mami Horikoshi, You Taichi, Mai Nishikawa, Daiki Hamano, Kenji Sugimura, Kunihiro Kawamoto and others.

Here are "Ride Your Wave" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Ride Your Wave movie?

GKIDS Films on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 released the trailer for "Ride Your Wave" you can watch here:
RIDE YOUR WAVE - Now Out on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital!.

Plot summary

What is Ride Your Wave movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Ride Your Wave" movie plot summary.

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 (Ry么ta 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 Y艒ko 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, Y艒ko confesses to Wasabi, reminding him that he had inspired her to return to school when she was bullied.


Who plays who in the Ride Your Wave movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Ride Your Wave" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Rina Kawaei  as Hinako Mukaimizu
Honoka Matsumoto  as Yoko Hinageshi
Kentaro Ito  as Wasabi Kawamura
Ry么ta Katayose  as Minato Hinageshi
Mami Horikoshi  as Hinako's Mother
You Taichi  as Junko
Mai Nishikawa  as Ai
Daiki Hamano  as Chiba Port Tower Public Address Announcer
Kenji Sugimura  as Leader
Kunihiro Kawamoto  as Commander
Shigeo Kiyama  as Captain
Kento Hama  as Man A
Haruki Ishiya  as Man B
Satoshi Yamazaki  as Young Minato
Hina Kino  as Young Hinako
Kaori Inoue  as Old Woman in Chigasaki Cafe
Shinya Honda  as Old Man in Chigasaki Cafe
Serika Hiromatsu  as Woman A
Arisa Sakuraba  as Woman B
Takuya Makimura  as Unit Leader
Taichi Takeda  as Yamashiro
Kentar么 Kumagai  as Man 5
Takaki 脭tomari  as Man G
Shun'ichi Maki  as Man H
Wataru Tsuyuzaki  as Leader 2
Yuya Hirose  as Man C
Hiroaki Okuda  as Man D
Yukitoshi Kikuchi  as Man E
Sh么 Nogami  as Man F
Rika Abe  as Woman C
Natsu Yorita  as Woman D
Shuichi Nishitani  as Policeman 1
Saki Yonemoto  as Mobile Phone Automated Voice
Takuya Yagyu  as Man 8
Yui Suzuki  as Flower Shop Lady 1
Reimi Tsutsumi  as Flower Shop Lady 2
Ako Nagao  as Flower Shop Lady 3
Griffin Robert Faulkner  as Young Minato
Michael Johnston  as Wasabi
Billy Kametz  as Additional Voices
Merit Leighton  as Hinako
Erica Lindbeck  as Junko / Additional Voices
Kyle McCarley  as Additional Voices
Griffin Puatu  as Additional Voices
Joey Richter  as Minato
Erica Schroeder  as Additional Voices
Rachel Slotky  as Ai / Additional Voices
Michael Sorich  as Lieutenant / Additional Voices
Kirk Thornton  as Deputy Lieutenant / Additional Voices
Brad Venable  as Lifeguard Manager / Additional Voices
Sarah Anne Williams  as Yoko (as Sarah Williams)

Release date

When is Ride Your Wave movie release date?

"Ride Your Wave" movie release date was scheduled to be on June 10, 2019 (Annecy) and on June 21, 2019 (Japan) distributing by Toho, BHD Movies, Cathay-Keris Films, MM2 Entertainment, Periscoop Film, Anime Limited, GKIDS, JL Vision Film, Kaz茅 Germany, Selecta Visi贸n and Shout! Factory.


What are Ride Your Wave filming details?

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 movie?

"Ride Your Wave" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.8/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 93/100.

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