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Ride Your Wave

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

Hinako, a girl who loves surfing, moves to a seaside town. During a fire, she is saved by Minato a firefighter. This meeting bears witness to an improbable fusion between two beings from opposing elements. But, Minato drowns while out surfing alone. When everyone else is trying to get over Minato's death, Hinako hangs onto her friend's spirit that reappears in the form of water.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Ride Your Wave

    Directed by: Masaaki YUASA

    Filmography

    • "Ride Your Wave" (2019)
    • "Devilman Crybaby "I Need You" (2018)
    • "Lu Over the Wall"/"Lou et l'Île aux sirènes" - Cristal du long métrage/Cristal for a Feature Film, Annecy 2017 (2017)

    Masaaki Yuasa is the CEO of Science Saru studio and has been expressing his unique style and storytelling as a filmmaker, scriptwriter and graphic designer for over 25 years. He was involved in many projects such as "Crayon Shin-chan", "Hakkenden" and "My Neighbors the Yamadas", then debuted as director on "Mind Game", followed by his first original TV anime "Kemonozume" and later "Kick-Heart" (in competition at Annecy 2013), all multi-awarded.

    Country: Japan

    Year of production: 2019

    Running time: 01 h 35 min

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film

    Techniques used: 2D Computer, 3D Computer

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Teens, Adults, Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Masaaki YUASA

    Production: SCIENCE SARU, Eunyoung CHOI, FUJI TELEVISION NETWORK INC., Yuka OKAYASU

    Distribution: WILD BUNCH DISTRIBUTION, Thomas LEGAL, ANIME LTD., Sylvie BREVIGNON

    Artistic direction: Fuminao Akai

    Script: Reiko Yoshida

    Graphics: Takashi Kojima

    Music: Michiru Oshima