LOVE&ART have a new mixed media project on its way.
WAVE!! is a mixed media project that puts focus on surf – sport that is included for the first time as an Olympic sport at the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics – through music releases, anime, radio, apps, events and other media.
This project was created by LOVE&ART (behind B-PROJECT and Hi!Superb) in partnership with Surf Magazine, NSA Surf, bayfm78 and Murasaki Sports, and counts with character designs by Yomi Sarachi (Arcana Famiglia, POSSESSION MAGENTA, Band Yarouze!, etc).
According to LOVE&ART, the partnerships with surfing entities will enable this project to be more realistic. There’s also mention on using CG animation – that mixes real surfing footage with computer generated graphics – for this project.
WAVE!! is, in its essence, a story about surfing and building friendships with others that share the same love for the sport. The story is set in Ibaraki Prefecture.
The cast counts with Tomoaki Maeno, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Yoshiki Nakajima, Takuya Sato, Yusuke Shirai, Shunichi Toki, Showtaro Morikubo and Jin Ogasawara.
A promotional video was released.
The theme song (featured in the video above) Ride the WAVE!! is performed by the main cast.
A drama CD is going to be on sale at Animate Girls Festival 2018 (held on 10/11/2018 and 11/11/2018).
On December 7, the radio show 前野智昭・小笠原仁のWAVE!! Brilliant Time (Maeno Tomoaki ・ Ogasawara Jin no WAVE!! Brilliant Time) is going to kick off on bayfm.