WAVE!! release short preview video for “Ride the WAVE!!”

WAVE!! released a short preview video for “Ride the WAVE!!”.

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.

The theme song (featured in the video above) Ride the WAVE!! is performed by the main cast – Naminori Boys – and is going to be released on 05/06/2019, available in regular edition.

A short preview video is out.

More details on all releases are going to be unveiled in the upcoming months.

All releases are available for pre-order at CDJAPAN.

"WAVE!!" Theme Song CD "Ride the WAVE!!" / Naminori Boys (Tomoaki Maeno, Jin Ogasawara, Yoshiki Nakajima, Takuya Sato, Yusuke Shirai, Shunichi Toki, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Shotaro Morikubo)
Naminori Boys (Tomoaki Maeno, Jin Ogasawara, Yoshiki Nakajima, Takuya Sato, Yusuke Shirai, Shunichi Toki, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Shotaro Morikubo)
"WAVE!!" Unit Song CD "We SURFING" / mmm (Takuya Sato, Yusuke Shirai, Shunichi Toki)
mmm (Takuya Sato, Yusuke Shirai, Shunichi Toki)
"WAVE!!" Unit Song CD "BFF - Best Friends Forever" / Ooarai Torai (Tomoaki Maeno, Jin Ogasawara, Yoshiki Nakajima)
Ooarai Torai (Tomoaki Maeno, Jin Ogasawara, Yoshiki Nakajima)

SOURCE: WAVE official website

Author: Nadine Silva

Reviewer and News editor at The Hand That Feeds HQ since 2012. Based in Portugal. Translation graduate. Hobbyist piano player.