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Ride Your Wave (2020)

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From visionary director Masaaki Yuasa (The Night is Short, Walk on Girl, Devilman Crybaby) comes a deeply emotional new film that applies his trademark visual ingenuity to a tale of romance, grief and self-discovery. 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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Cast

Ryota Katayose
as Minato Hinageshi
Rina Kawaei
as Hinako Mukaimizu
Honoka Matsumoto
as Yoko Hinageshi
Kentaro Ito
as Wasabi Kawamura
Joey Richter
as Minato (English Dub)
Merit Leighton
as Hinako (English Dub)
Sarah Anne Williams
as Yoko (English Dub)
Michael Johnston
as Wasabi (English Dub)
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All Critics (29) | Top Critics (7)

It's very sweet and it's very different in terms of its look for an anime.

August 12, 2020 | Full Review…

Doesn't constitute Yuasa's top effort, but it's inviting enough to persuade audiences unfamiliar with him to dip their feet and then fully dive into the profundity of his imagination, where wonder awaits.

February 20, 2020 | Full Review…

The director, Masaaki Yuasa, is adept at stories and visuals where water is a major character.

February 20, 2020 | Full Review…

The movie's unabashed sentimentality never feels unbearable.

February 19, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"Ride Your Wave" confirms Masaaki Yuasa's place among the most interesting directors working in animation today.

February 19, 2020 | Full Review…

The filmmakers' reliance on romantic situations throughout the midsection may have some older teens and adults rolling their eyes, but the final scenes over-deliver with a literal flood of action...

December 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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