After a screening of his 2017 movie Lu Over the Wall at the Tokyo International Film Festival Veteran, anime director Yuasa Masaaki announced his latest project: an original anime movie titled Kimi to Nami ni Noretara.
In a departure from Yuasa’s most recent work (a fantasy film that tells the tale of a lonely boy who meets a ningyo), this project will be a straightforward love story.
The movie’s protagonist is Mukaimizu Hinako, a 19-year-old university student with a passion for surfing, who falls in love with 21-year-old firefighter Hinageshi Minato. A bright and cheerful girl, Hinako may seem carefree but harbors deep doubts about her future, while Minato is a reliable young man with a strong sense of justice.
Famous for works like Devilman Crybaby and The Night is Short, Walk On Girl, Yuasa is currently the subject of a career retrospective titled “The World of Masaaki Yuasa”. Held as part of this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival, it is screening several of his films before closing on Nov. 3. For some insight into Yuasa’s career, check out our interview with him.
Kimi to Nami ni Noretara is scheduled for a summer 2019 opening.
Adapted with permission from Anime!Anime!