Latest work from Masaaki Yuasa and Science Saru hits theaters in Japan on June 21, 2019
More cast members and story details have been revealed for Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara ("If I Could Ride a Wave with You"), an upcoming original theatrical anime film with direction by Masaaki Yuasa and animation by Science Saru, and the new film's connection to Lu Over the Wall is now much more clear.
The cast for Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara includes:
Ryota Katayose as Minato Hinageshi and Rina Kawaei as Hinako Mukaimizu.
Honoka Matsumoto as Youko Hinageshi and Kentaro Ito as Wasabi Kawamura.
The story of Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara follows Hinako Mukaimizu, a young woman who moves to a coastal town to enroll at a university. Although Hinako loves to surf, on land she's not terribly confident in her future. One day after an uproar involving a fire, Hinako meets Minato Hinageshi, a young firefighter, and the two soon fall in love.
Hinako and Minato become inseperable, but one day Minato loses his life in an accident at sea. Hinako is devastated, and she can barely bring herself to look at the ocean that she once loved. One day, while Hinako is idling by the shore humming to herself and thinking back on memories of their life as a couple, Minato suddenly appears out of the sea.
"Didn't I promise that I'd always rescue you, Hinako?"
Hinako is overjoyed to see Minato again, but will they be able to be together again, always and forever? And what's the real reason for Minato's sudden reappearance?
Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara hits theaters in Japan on June 21, 2019.
Official Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara home page
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