The nights are no longer short, and devils are still crybabies… still, it’s time to enter a new world.

On October 27, director Masaaki Yuasa (Devilman Crybaby, Lu Over The Wall, Night Is Short, Walk On Girl) announced that he is working on a new anime film. The project, titled Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara. During a presentation at the Tokyo International Anime Fair, Yuasa unveiled the core concept and characters behind the project, as well as a teaser visual. An official website opened its doors, which also includes an image of the visual.

We break the details down below.

Key Visual

The image features lead characters Minato and Hinako, embracing underwater.

Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara Visual


The film will be a romantic comedy, which tells the tale of a surfer and college student and a firefighter. According to Yuasa, the film will “begin on an unexpected note,” and that there will be scenes which show the juxtaposition of fire and water.


Two characters were confirmed:

  • Hinako Mukaimizu: A 19-year-old university student who loves surfing. Though she has a carefree and cheerful personality, Hinako secretly has doubts about her future.
  • Minato Hinageshi: A 21-year-old firefighter with a powerful sense of justice. Gifted with great dexterity and a strong work ethic, he appears to be able to handle any task.

Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara will hit Japanese theaters in Summer 2019.

Sources: Comic Natalie [1] [2], Anime! Anime!