Earlier today, GKIDS took to Twitter to announce that they acquired the rights to Ride Your Wave (Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara). The publisher is planning a theatrical run for the project, though a specific premiere window has yet to be announced.
GKIDS describes the feature as:
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?
Generations from Exile Tribe will perform theme song Brand New Story for Ride Your Wave, which opened on June 21.
Masaaki Yuasa (Devilman Crybaby, Lu Over The Wall, Night Is Short, Walk On Girl), directed the feature at his Science Saru studio. Reiko Yoshida (AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue, Girls und Panzer) wrote the screenplay, while Michiru Oshima (Little Witch Academia, Fullmetal Alchemist) scored the soundtrack.