Ride Your Wave

Hinako is a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside town. When a sudden fire breaks out at her apartment building, she is rescued by Minato, a handsome firefighter, and the two soon fall in love. Just as they become inseparable, Minato loses his life in an accident at sea. Hinako is so distraught that she can no longer even look at the ocean, but one day she sings a song that reminds her of their time together, and Minato appears in the water. From then on, she can summon him in any watery surface as soon as she sings their song, but can the two really remain together forever? And what is the real reason for Minato’s sudden reappearance?
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Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Minato Hinageshi (voice): Ryota Katayose
  • Hinako Mukaizumi (voice): Rina Kawaei
  • Yoko Hinageshi (voice): Honoka Matsumoto
  • Wasabi Kawamura: Kentaro Ito
  • Hinako’s Mother (voice): Mami Horikoshi
  • Junko (voice): You Taichi
  • Ai (voice): Mai Nishikawa
  • Chiba Port Tower Public Address Announcer (voice): Daiki Hamano
  • Leader (voice): Kenji Sugimura
  • Commander (voice): Kunihiro Kawamoto
  • Captain (voice): Shigeo Kiyama
  • Man A (voice): Kento Hama
  • Man B (voice): Haruki Ishiya
  • Young Minato (voice): Satoshi Yamazaki
  • Young Hinako (voice): Hina Kino
  • Old Woman in Chigasaki Cafe (voice): Kaori Inoue
  • Old Man in Chigasaki Cafe (voice): Shinya Honda
  • Woman A (voice): Serika Hiromatsu
  • Woman B (voice): Arisa Sakuraba
  • Unit Leader (voice): Takuya Makimura
  • Yamashiro (voice): Taichi Takeda
  • Man 5 (voice): Kentaro Kumagai
  • Man G (voice): Takaki Ootomari
  • Man H (voice): Shunichi Maki
  • Leader 2 (voice): Wataru Tsuyuzaki
  • Man C (voice): Yuya Hirose
  • Man D (voice): Hiroaki Okuda
  • Man E (voice): Yukitoshi Kikuchi
  • Man F (voice): Sho Nogami
  • Woman C (voice): Rika Abe
  • Woman D (voice): Natsu Yorita
  • Policeman 1 (voice): Shuichi Nishitani
  • Mobile Phone Automated Voice (voice): Saki Yonemoto
  • Man 8 (voice): Takuya Yagyu
  • Flower Shop Lady 1 (voice): Yui Suzuki
  • Flower Shop Lady 2 (voice): Reimi Tsutsumi
  • Flower Shop Lady 3 (voice): Ako Nagao

Film Crew:

  • Foley Artist: Mika Yamaguchi
  • Original Music Composer: Michiru Oshima
  • Screenplay: Reiko Yoshida
  • Director: Masaaki Yuasa
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Koji Kasamatsu
  • Compositing Artist: Akiyo Yamaura
  • Key Animation: Nobutake Ito
  • Compositing Artist: Tooru Fukushi
  • Key Animation: Hiroyuki Aoyama
  • Key Animation: Izumi Murakami
  • Background Designer: Junko Ina
  • Producer: Eunyoung Choi
  • Key Animation: Abel Góngora
  • Background Designer: Saho Yamane
  • Compositing Artist: Mayo Suzuki
  • Editor: Kiyoshi Hirose
  • Key Animation: Eri Kinoshita
  • Compositing Artist: Kazuto Izumita
  • Key Animation: Naoyuki Asano
  • Producer: Yuka Okayasu
  • Background Designer: Manabu Otsuzuki
  • Background Designer: Kuniaki Nemoto
  • Background Designer: Fuminao Akai
  • Assistant Art Director: Sayuri Niki
  • Background Designer: Akira Yamakawa
  • Key Animation: Kunihiko Hamada
  • Background Designer: Hiromichi Ito
  • Key Animation: Keisuke Kojima
  • Key Animation: Kensuke Watanabe
  • Supervising Animation Director: Takashi Kojima
  • Online Editor: Atsushi Okubo
  • Background Designer: Tsuyoshi Nakatani
  • Background Designer: Yuichi Suehiro
  • Key Animation: Takayo Nishimura
  • Key Animation: Hisako Tsurukubo
  • Background Designer: Naruyo Kiriyama
  • Background Designer: Hitomi Haga
  • Background Designer: Katsu Nozaki
  • Background Designer: Shiori Iwahara
  • Key Animation: Karin Noguchi
  • Second Unit First Assistant Director: Toma Kimura
  • Key Animation: Kanchi Suzuki
  • Key Animation: Takayuki Hamada
  • Key Animation: Washio
  • Key Animation: Yuko Matsui
  • Key Animation: Shoko Nishigaki
  • Second Unit First Assistant Director: Fuga Yamashiro
  • Key Animation: Yuichi Takahashi
  • Key Animation: Naoya Wada
  • Executive Producer: Yoshihiko Taneda
  • Key Animation: Yang Peng
  • Key Animation: Kenta Miya
  • Key Animation: Nozomi Tachibana
  • Key Animation: Shingo Yamashita
  • Key Animation: Hideaki Abe
  • Key Animation: Naoki Yoshibe
  • Key Animation: Kenji Maeba
  • Key Animation: Shoko Takahata
  • Assistant Editor: Misaki Enokida
  • Sound Recordist: Lin Shugong
  • Key Animation: Sadakazu Kato
  • Key Animation: Sakura Takayama
  • Key Animation: Moaang
  • Key Animation: Soichiro Kubo
  • Background Designer: Kaori Fujii
  • Key Animation: Yoshihide Ideue
  • Key Animation: Ken Yamamoto
  • Key Animation: Yuki Yonemori
  • Key Animation: Akihiro Sueda
  • Key Animation: Inson Chon
  • Key Animation: Rodrigo Makoto Matsumura
  • Animation: Shinnosuke Saito
  • Key Animation: Hirofumi Okita
  • Key Animation: Shihomi Matsubayashi
  • Background Designer: Park Sang-ryeon
  • Background Designer: Park Jung-ah
  • Background Designer: Lee Mi-jin
  • Background Designer: Lee Cheon-bok
  • Background Designer: Daiki Ito
  • Background Designer: Lu Jiafang
  • Color Designer: Ayaka Nakamura
  • Background Designer: Ngoc Tho
  • Assistant Art Director: Yukiko Akai
  • Assistant Art Director: Yushi Honjo
  • Background Designer: Tomoko Momose
  • Assistant Art Director: Makoto Ota
  • Sound Recordist: Yusuke Ikeda
  • Background Designer: Zhong Quanbin
  • Key Animation: Yoshie Ezaki
  • Background Designer: Xue Ping
  • Compositing Artist: Yuma Akasu
  • Online Editor: Junichi Masunaga
  • Background Designer: Pham Quan
  • Background Designer: Takayuki Kotani
  • Background Designer: Wang Han
  • Background Designer: Mizuki Iwai
  • Compositing Artist: Park Chang-sun
  • Compositing Artist: Tan Xiaohui

Movie Reviews:

  • nihil: Got to watch it in Fantasia 2019!

    Riding a Wave with You is a touching story on how people live life, drawing some power from visual metaphors along the way.

    I personally have watched too much anime, that I can no longer pick up new series without readily detecting the writing patterns the last 10 or so years have tired me with.

    Riding a Wave with You, however, breaks away from all these writing weaknesses, and offers you a fresh new story, devoid of today’s mainstream anime drivel.

    It is a good pick to watch if you can, so I would highly recommend it!

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