Every now and then, anime deviates from the typical genres and attempts to reach unexplored themes. The ocean is a truly mysterious thing, and an anime based on its endless waters definitely captivates the audience.
WAVE!! is a surfing themed multimedia series by Love & Art. Currently, the series has announced a film trilogy named Wave!! Surfing Yappe!! which is based on a group of friends enjoying the thrill of surfing.
The three parts of the Wave!! Surfing Yappe!! anime film trilogy will premiere on 2nd, 16th, and 30th October 2020, respectively.
A new trailer for the upcoming film trilogy, Wave!! Surfing Yappe!! has been released on the official website of the anime.
The trailer shows us the first time Masaki met Sho and fell in love with surfing. Glimpses of Sho teaching surfing to Masaki can be caught. Masaki, Sho, and Nalu became fast friends and enjoyed their time together while surfing to their heart’s content.
Visuals for the film trilogy have been released. Apart from Masaki, Sho, and Nalu, who will feature in the first film, Kosuke, Yuta, William, Naoya, and Rindo have also been featured riding the waves.
Advance tickets for the films will be available starting 7th August. An exclusive illustration of Masaki by Tomoko Iwasa (character designer) will be given to the advance ticket holders.
The advance tickets are priced at ¥1,700 ($16.11) each and ¥5,100 ($48.34) for all three.
The opening theme song of the 1st film is “Legendary Surf Prince” performed by the eight main cast members. Tomoaki Maeno (Masaki) and Jin Ogasawara (Sho) sing the ending theme, “Beat Blue Beat.”
The anime’s original work is credited to MAGES. Takaharu Ozaki is directing the anime under Asahi Production.
Born and raised on the Oarai coast in Ibaraki prefecture, where big waves keep washing the beach all year long, Masaki met a transfer student who showed up as a prince and faced the earth with a single plate sandwiched between them.
It was the beginning of an endless story of boys possessed by the charm of surfing.
Through the sport, Masaki will get to know new friends and drift apart from them in his journey to adulthood.