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The novel version of the acclaimed anime film about surfing, summer love, grief, and a hint of magic.
Carefree Hinako moves to a small seaside town to surf. When her new apartment catches fire, she’s rescued by Minato, a gentle firefighter with a heart of gold. The two soon begin surfing together, and before they know it, they’re falling in love. But their young romance comes to an abrupt halt when tragedy strikes. Now Hinako is determined to rescue Minato, just like he once saved her. A moving tale of love and yearning based on the award-winning anime.
Mika Toyoda is a seasoned Japanese writer known for novels, manga, and film/TV adaptations.
Masaaki Yuasa is an acclaimed director of wildly creative anime, known for Devilman Crybaby, Ping Pong: the Animation, Tatami Galaxy, and Keep Your Hands off Eizouken!
Reiko Yoshida is an accomplished anime screenwriter whose works include Liz and the Blue Bird, Violet Evergarden, A Silent Voice, and the manga Tokyo Mew Mew.