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Ride Your Wave (2019)

Kimi to, nami ni noretara (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Drama | 19 February 2020 (USA)
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A surfer and firefighter meet and fall in love.


Masaaki Yuasa


Reiko Yoshida, Stephanie Sheh (english adaptation)
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryôta Katayose ... Hinageshi Minato (voice)
Rina Kawaei Rina Kawaei ... Mukaimizu Hinako (voice)
Honoka Matsumoto ... Hinageshi Yôko (voice)
Kentaro Ito ... Kawamura Wasabi (voice)
Merit Leighton ... Hinako (voice)
Joey Richter ... Minato (voice)
Michael Johnston ... Wasabi (voice)
Erica Lindbeck ... Junko / Additional Voices (voice)
Rachel Slotky ... Ai / Additional Voices (voice)
Griffin Robert Faulkner Griffin Robert Faulkner ... Young Minato (voice)
Michael Sorich ... Lieutenant / Additional Voices (voice)
Kirk Thornton ... Deputy Lieutenant / Additional Voices (voice)
Brad Venable ... Lifeguard Manager / Additional Voices (voice)
Billy Kametz Billy Kametz ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kyle McCarley ... Additional Voices (voice)


A surfer and firefighter meet and fall in love.

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Spectacular and amazing!
20 February 2020 | by crg_burnsSee all my reviews

This movie, without giving away any spoilers, was amazing. I loved the story. I've seen where people say it was predictable or just another love story. I have to both agree and disagree. Yes, there were aspects of "your standard love story" that made parts of this "predictable", but it was truly SO much more than that. This movie had me laughing, smiling, and crying by time it was over. The feels are definitely there. You can add in the fact that "Brand New Story" (the leading song) is sung by the main characters actual voice actors, the leading male voice actor being part of the band that wrote the song originally. This adds plenty of depth and connection that you wouldn't get if it was just a background song. With that last part being said, this movie may not work out as well being dubbed. I feel that the two characters singing the song really helps establish a connection that wouldn't be there other wise. It makes it specifically, "Their Song."

In the end, I find this movie to be phenomenal and remarkable on plenty of levels, and would be interested in watching it dubbed in my native tongue to see if the connection i mentioned earlier is still there.

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Release Date:

19 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,643, 23 February 2020

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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