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YUASA Masaaki

Animated feature film [Japan]

MUKAIMIZU Hinako, a college student who likes surfing, meets firefighter HINAGESHI Minato after a fire at her home. The two spend intimate days together, but one day Minato loses his life in a water rescue. She despairs, but finds that Minato appears in water when she sings a memorable song and they can be together. The animation vividly conveys their love story with waves, splashing water, and light. [1 h. 36 min.]


YUASA Masaaki


Born in Fukuoka Prefecture, 1965. Animation director.

( 2020 )

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