Surf’s up every day for free-spirited Hinako after she moves to the seaside! When her apartment block catches ablaze and courageous firefighter Minato comes to the rescue, sparks of romance fly. Soon, the two are blissfully catching waves together and singing their song – ‘Brand New Story’ – into the sunset. But just as their future together seems clear, tragedy strikes. In a cruel twist of fate, Minato falls victim to the waves while rescuing a stranger at the beach, leaving Hinako heartbroken, singing their song and clinging to precious memories.
The sun-drenched and vivid animation style from director Masaaki Yuasa and animation studio Science Saru (Lu Over The Wall; Night is Short, Walk on Girl) shines in this imaginative and heartfelt story of bravery and love. Voice actors Rina Kawaei (former AKB48 vocalist; Death Note: Light Up The New World) and Ryota Katayose (vocalist in Generations from Exile Tribe) infuse their characters with vivacity, capturing the sweetness and vulnerability of falling in love.
2019 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Competition
2019 Fantasia Film Festival, Winner Satoshi Kon Award – Best Animated Feature
2019 Shanghai International Film Festival, Winner Golden Goblet – Best Animation Film
Friday 22 November 8.15pm screening at The Capitol
Saturday 30 November 2.00pm screening at Treasury Theatre