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Masaaki Yuasa's 'Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara' Anime Film Gets 2-Chapter Manga

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Manga creator Machi Kiachi ('Shōjo, Tokimeki ni Shinu,' Dekiai Kiss) launched a short manga adaptation of director Masaaki Yuasa's Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara (tentative English title: "Riding a Wave with You") anime film in the April issue of Shogakukan's Deluxe Betsucomi manga magazine on Saturday. The manga will be two chapters long with a total of about 80 pages. The manga depicts an original story of Minato and Hinako's first meeting.

The film will open in Japan on June 21. Ryota Katayose of GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE will play Minato Hinageshi, and Rina Kawaei will play Hinako Mikaimizu. Reiko Yoshida (Lu over the wall, A Silent Voice, Liz and the Blue Bird) is writing the film's script, and Michiru Oshima (Patema Inverted, The Night is Short Walk On, Girl) is composing the music.

The love story follows Hinako, a college student who moves to a coastal town. She loves surfing, and when she's on the waves she's fearless, but on land she has trouble riding the waves of life. When a fire wreaks havoc in the town, Hinako encounters a firefighter named Minato. Minato can handle almost any task on land, but is a beginner at surfing. As they surf and spend more time together, Hinako feels drawn to someone like Minato who devotes himself to helping other people, and the two start a relationship. However, Minato loses his life in an accident at sea. Despondent, Hinako sings a song about their memories together, and Minato appears again from the water.

Sources: Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara film's Twitter account, Eiga Natalie

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