Wave!! Surfing Yappe!! (TV)

WAVE!! -Let's go surfing!!-

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Japanese: WAVE!!〜サーフィンやっぺ!!〜
English: WAVE!! -Let's go surfing!!-
German: Wave!! -Let´s go surfing!!-
Spanish: Wave!! -Let´s go surfing!!-
French: Wave!! -Let´s go surfing!!-
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2021 to Mar 30, 2021
Premiered: Winter 2021
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 02:00 (JST)
Producers: Delfi Sound
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Asahi Production
Source: Mixed media
Genres: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SportsSports
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.841 (scored by 1369513,695 users)
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Ranked: #102952
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Popularity: #2953
Members: 46,900
Favorites: 193

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Energetic and cheerful, 14-year-old Masaki Hinaoka takes his pet corgi on morning runs along the beach bathed in the rising sun. Suddenly, Masaki's eyes sparkle in awe: a blond boy surfs, delicate and breathtaking, with a slight smile gracing his kind face. Before long, Masaki encounters him again as a new classmate named Shou Akitsuki.

Shou is a skilled surfer and has been immersed in the sport since childhood. Even though surfing is the hobby of choice for Masaki's best friend, easygoing half-Hawaiian Nalu Tanaka, Masaki has never shown interest in trying it himself. But his admiration for Shou's surfing style finally inspires him to try the waves for the first time—despite not knowing how to swim.

On the surfboard, Masaki shows surprising potential and talent for balance. He learns quickly and eventually enters a local competition, all with Shou and Tanaka by his side. However, behind Shou's gentle smile lurks a darker shadow, threatening to overwhelm his friends. Nonetheless, Masaki fearlessly steps into the fun world of surfing, stopping at nothing to be the very best.

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The series was originally screened in theatres as three movies in October 2020, before being broadcast on TV beginning in January 2021 with cuted to standard 30 minute timeslots.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ozaki, Takaharu
Yokota, Chikako
Sound Director
Oguro, Akira
Sarachi, Yomi
Original Character Design


Opening Theme

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"Shigeki Surfer Boy! (刺激サーファーボーイ!)" by Naminori Boys (波乗りボーイズ) [Masaki Hinaoka (Tomoaki Maeno), Shou Akitsuki (Jin Ogasawara), Nalu Tanaka (Yoshiki Nakajima), Kousuke Iwana (Takuya Satou), Yuuta Matsukaze (Yuusuke Shira

Ending Theme

"BFF~Best Friends Forever~" by Oaraitry (オオアライトライ) [Masaki Hinaoka (Tomoaki Maeno), Shou Akitsuki (Jin Ogasawara) Nalu Tanaka (Yoshiki Nakajima)]

Mar 29, 2021
YAPPE...a surfing anime! Let's go ride the Waves! Surfing Yappe!! Show must go on!
...only except that this is not only just bad, but it's boring also, catering to the niche audiences. And being the TV version of a 3-part film trilogy released in October 2020, I'd presume that the reception for this is moderately lukewarm (when COVID is still a thing), but who the hell was thinking to green-lit the "complete edition" TV version to milk more of the mixed-media project. This should've just stayed in Japan and not come out either way, we don't need mediocrely bad shows like this to waste our precious ...
Apr 2, 2021
[SPOILER WARNING! There are spoilers written under the story and character sections of this review, so if you haven't watched Wave, you'll be fine if you skip those sections. I don't ever write spoilers in my reviews, but for this show it's ridiculously unavoidable, so I apologize in advance.]

[Content warnings for Wave!!: mentions of suicide, but other than that, you should be all good.]

Overall: 4/10
All I can say is... what...? I've been so excited to watch this anime ever since I saw an announcement around September or October in 2020, but it was a huge let down. The story is painfully dry and jumps from ...
Mar 31, 2021

it's probably one of the worst things i've ever seen in my life, they managed to take hoshiai no sora's place as the worst sports anime.

the 3D of this anime is horrible, characters stuck and without fluidity. 2D is reasonable, but it has its errors in a few hours. I have to give a positive point to the color palette, it matched a lot with the anime.

let's talk about character design: Wave is probably the anime with the ugliest characters I've ever seen. I thought it was not possible to create an ugly 2D character, but Wave showed me that it is possible. the ...

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