First Look: ‘Wave, Listen To Me!’ Anime

by Sage Ashford

Sunrise has released a trailer for their upcoming adaptation of Hiroaki Samura’s (Blade of the Immortal) seinen manga, Wave, Listen to Me! Published in the manga Monthly Afternoon, the series is about Koda Minare.  A young woman who’s recently been dumped by her boyfriend, after drunkenly ranting in front of the head of a radio station, the next day she finds her rant airing on the radio!  Despite initially being embarrassed, when she rushes to the station, she finds herself offered a new job at the radio station.
Wave, Listen to Me is being directed by Tatsuma Minamikawa, who previously worked on the film Fairy Tail: Dragon’s Cry. Writer Shouji Yonemura is doing series composition, a writer that’s handled everything from Kamen Rider Kabuto to Smile PreCure to Pokemon. Character designs will be done by Takumi Yokota, previously on series like Mitsuboshi Colors.
Considering Blade of the Immortal is one of the greatest manga series of all time, there’s a good chance this will be a quality series.  More importantly, the anime world could always use more series that aren’t about children or high schoolers, and instead about people who actually have jobs.  The trailer’s direction and art style does exude an appeal that suggests this series will be low on the usual tropes as well, which is a plus.
Wave, Listen to Me will be a part of the Spring season in 2020.

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