Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara

Ride Your Wave

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: きみと、波にのれたら
English: Ride Your Wave
German: Ride Your Wave
Spanish: El Amor está en el Agua
French: Ride Your Wave
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 21, 2019
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: Science SARU
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: Adult CastAdult Cast
Duration: 1 hr. 35 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.611 (scored by 9306893,068 users)
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Ranked: #14682
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Popularity: #1078
Members: 229,029
Favorites: 1,386

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Entranced by surfing and the sea, Hinako Mukaimizu is a spirited girl who attends college in a coastal city with no consideration for her future career. Her life takes an unexpected turn when a fireworks mishap sets the apartment building she lives in ablaze, where she is saved by a talented firefighter named Minato Hinageshi. Upon meeting, the two quickly become acquainted with one another—Hinako is instantly enamored by Minato's reliable personality and passion for saving others, while Minato is intrigued by surfing and is eager to learn how. As Hinako begins to teach Minato about surfing, the pair eventually fall in love and begin a gentle and devoted relationship.

However, while surfing may seem fun and carefree, it can still be a dangerous and unpredictable activity. This is what Hinako learns when a surfing incident completely changes her life, leaving her forced to contemplate her undecided future. In search of her own calling, Hinako begins her journey of self-discovery, keeping Minato by her side as she gradually attempts to find her purpose and ride her own wave.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Sakita, Kouhei
Assistant Producer
Sugawara, Hana
Assistant Producer
Yuasa, Masaaki
Director, Executive Producer
Yamashiro, Fuuga
Episode Director


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Ending Theme

"Brand New Story" by GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE


Jan 6, 2020
I normally don't write reviews and forgive me if my thought process is all over the place. This review will contain spoilers (kind of) as well as my own personal experience, so please bear with me. This is my first review.

When I first saw the trailer for this film, I thought it would be another romance anime, but it was more than that to me. I'll start with the six points and why I scored them as such. I hope you enjoy this review. And even if our opinions differ, I'm glad I was still able to share my experience with you all.

Story ...
Mar 6, 2020
Mixed Feelings
I watched this film in the theater purely because it's hard for Anime films to screen in theaters overseas and when one makes its usually a really good one. I came in, with no pre-exisiting notions, i hadn't even seen the trailer so i had no pre-conception of the film.


Story (3):
Firstly I thought the Film was Mediocre at best. The story was very linear and simple. Girl falls in love boy, boy dies trope. Although this is okay and can be interesting, the story didn't make it interesting and instead dragged out a semi-pointless story of Hinako dating water Minato.

Art (6):
The art was really ...
Sep 24, 2022
I picked up this film for no other reason than the fact that it was directed by Masaaki Yuasa. This is a very different type of story than he would typically adapt. It's a story about love, coming of age and learning to move on from loss. Colorful, vibrant and fairly easygoing, it does away with most of Yuasa's hallmarks of frantic and wild fever dreams.

Nothing wrong with that, however I don't think the movie is very successful at giving its lead much of anything to do besides being an absolutely hopeless blubbering mess who comes off as a dysfunctional klutz who needs her hand ...

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