Anime

Ride Your Wave

きみと、波にのれたら

Directed by: Masaaki Yuasa

Year: 2019

Length: 95 minutes

Classification rating: Unclassified all ages

Screens in: Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne

日本語の解説は映画.comへ

Diving fearlessly into the flames of love!

Surf’s up every day for free-spirited Hinako after she moves to the seaside! When her apartment block catches ablaze and courageous firefighter Minato comes to the rescue, sparks of romance fly. Soon, the two are blissfully catching waves together and singing their song⁠—Brand New Story⁠—into the sunset.

But just as their future together seems clear, tragedy strikes. In a cruel twist of fate, Minato falls victim to the waves while rescuing a stranger at the beach, leaving Hinako heartbroken, singing their song and clinging to precious memories.

The sun-drenched and vivid animation style from director Masaaki Yuasa and animation studio Science Saru (Lu Over The Wall; JFF 2018’s Night is Short, Walk on Girl) shines in this imaginative and heartfelt story of bravery and love. Voice actors Rina Kawaei (former AKB48 vocalist; Death Note: Light Up The New World) and Ryota Katayose (vocalist in Generations from Exile Tribe) infuse their characters with vivacity, capturing the sweetness and vulnerability of falling in love.

Ride Your Wave won the Best Animation awards at the Fantasia and Shanghai International Film Festivals in 2019.
Audience warning: Contains mild themes.
Saturday 26th October
18:30

Brisbane on sale 26 Sept, Brisbane

Saturday 2nd November
18:00

Perth on sale 26 Sept, Perth

Friday 15th November
21:00

Sydney on sale 26 Sept, Sydney

Sunday 24th November
13:40

Sydney on sale 26 Sept, Sydney

Friday 22nd November
20:15

Melbourne on sale 10 Oct, Melbourne

Saturday 30th November
14:00

Melbourne on sale 10 Oct, Melbourne

Director: Masaaki Yuasa

Screenplay: Reiko Yoshida

Producer: Yuka Okayasu

Animation Producer: Eunyong Choi

Cast: Ryota Katayose, Rine Kawaei, Honoka Matsumoto and Kentaro Ito

Genre: Anime

Language: In Japanese with English subtitles.

Format: DCP colour

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