Kodansha opened an official website for a television anime adaptation of Hiroaki Samura's Nami yo Kiitekure (Wave, Listen to Me!) manga on Tuesday, revealing the staff, cast, a key visual (pictured), and the first promotional video. The anime series will begin its broadcast in April 2020.
The stage is Sapporo, Hokkaido. One night, our heroine, Minare Koda, spills her heartbroken woes to a radio station worker she meets while out drinking one night. The next day, she hears a recording of her pitiful grumbling being played live over the air. Minare storms into the station in a rage, only to then be duped by the station director into doing an impromptu talk show explaining her harsh dialogue. With just one recording, the many eccentric facets of Minare's life begin to pull every which direction as she falls ever deeper into the world of radio. (Source: Kodansha Comics)
Samura began drawing the romantic drama series in July 2014, approximately 1.5 years after ending his Mugen no Juunin (Blade of the Immortal) samurai manga. Kodansha published the sixth volume on March 22.
Kodansha Comics licensed the manga in English for digital publication in January 2017 and released the third e-book volume in April 2017. Crunchyroll also began publishing the series simultaneously in English with the Japanese release in March 2018.
Nami yo Kiitekureplaced sixth in the male readers' category in the 2016 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! rankings and was nominated consecutively in the ninth and tenth edition of Manga Taisho awards.