The wait is almost over for fans of WAVE!!. The 1st cour of the anime will premiere in 2020.
UPDATED: WAVE!! anime was released later in 2020 as a 3-part movie. In January 2021, an anime using the movies’ footage premiered. More details here.
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.
According to the information on the official website, WAVE!! is going to be split into 3 cours. The 1st one will premiere in 2020.
A promotional video is out.
Several stills were released.
The promotional video is out.
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