WAVE!!‘s film trilogy hits theaters in Japan this fall. Namimori Boys are confirmed to perform the theme song for it.
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 now postponed 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).
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.
In 2019, at WAVE!! 1st EVENT 〜 Wonderful Party〜, it was announced that the franchise was getting its own anime.
WAVE!! is split into 3 movies. The order of release is the following:
- Movie 1 – 02/10/2020
- Movie 2 – 16/10/2020
- Movie 3 – 30/10/2020
Two promotional videos are out. The one below was released earlier in 2020.
A new promotional video, this time around with a preview of Namimori Boys’ 伝説のサーフプリンス (Densetsu no Surfing Prince) is out.
Several stills were released.
The theme song
伝説のサーフプリンス (Densetsu no Surfing Prince) is scheduled to be released on 14/10/2020, available in regular edition.
Namimori Boys – Tomoaki Maeno, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Yoshiki Nakajima, Takuya Sato, Yusuke Shirai, Shunichi Toki, Showtaro Morikubo and Jin Ogasawara – perform the theme song.
The tracklist is the following:
1 - 伝説のサーフプリンス 2 - SURFDAYS 3 - MINI DRAMA『ドキドキ★リゾートキャンプ初体験！？』 4 - 伝説のサーフプリンス -Off Vocal- 5 - SURFDAYS -Off Vocal-
More details on this release are going to be unveiled in the upcoming months.
On a side note: at WAVE!! 1st EVENT 〜 Wonderful Party〜 it was announced that a smartphone game is in development.
In 2019, Namimori Boys (group comprised of the franchise’s main cast) released Ride the WAVE!!, later that year, the group performed SURFDAYS, song featured as the official supporting song for the NSA (Nippon Surfing Association).
SOURCE: WAVE official website