Seven Seas Entertainment recently announced the license acquisition of both the novel version and manga spin-off of Ride Your Wave by Masaaki Yuasa, Mika Toyoda, Reiko Yoshida, and Machi Kiachi, books from the acclaimed anime film about summer love and grief touched by a hint of magic.
New college student Hinako, who moved to a small seaside town to surf and have fun, finds herself falling in love with firefighter Minato after he saves her from a fire. Their young romance comes to an abrupt end when Minato drowns…but in her grief, Hinako discovers that singing a song they used to perform as a duet summons Minato into the nearest body of water–be it a puddle, glass, or bathtub. Will Hinako be able to reach Minato again? Originally released as an anime movie by visionary director Masaaki Yuasa–which ran in North American theaters in early 2020–these books are the perfect companions to the film, coming to English-language Blu-ray on August 4 from Shout! Factory.
Seven Seas will publish Ride Your Wave (Light Novel) for the first time in North America in a single volume edition. The book will be released in February 2021 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN.
Seven Seas will publish Ride Your Wave (Manga) for the first time in North America in a single volume edition. The book will be released in May 2021 for $12.99 USA / $16.99 CAN.
About Seven Seas Entertainment
Established in 2004, Seven Seas Entertainment specializes in bringing the best of Japanese manga and light novels to North American audiences, and producing original comics, graphic novels, and youth literature. Seven Seas is distributed by Macmillan. For more information, visit sevenseasentertainment.com.