Ride Your Wave

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Ride Your Wave

English Title: Ride Your Wave
Japanese Title: きみと、波にのれたら — “Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara”
Author: Mika Toyoda, Masaaki Yuasa, Reiko Yoshida
Illustrator: Includes stills and storyboard art from the film
Translator: Molly Lee
Genre: Drama, Romance, Supernatural
Original Run: June 2019
English Run: February 2021
Japanese Publisher: Shogakukan
English Publisher: Seven Seas
Volumes in Japanese: 1 (Completed)
Volumes in English: 1 (Completed)


The novel version of the acclaimed anime film about surfing, summer love, grief, and a hint of magic.

Carefree Hinako moves to a small seaside town to surf. When her new apartment catches fire, she's rescued by Minato, a gentle firefighter with a heart of gold. The two soon begin surfing together, and before they know it, they're falling in love. But their young romance comes to an abrupt halt when tragedy strikes. Now Hinako is determined to rescue Minato, just like he once saved her. A moving tale of love and yearning based on the award-winning anime.

Volume 1 
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Releasing February 16, 2021 -- ISBN-13: 9781648271205

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Illustrations Sampler

Anime Adaptation

MAL Entry — Feature Film — Debuted Jun 21, 2019
Note: The novel is an adaptation of the anime.

Manga Adaptation

Anime-Planet Entry — (Japan) — Published May 2019
(English Release) Seven Seas — May 2021
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