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Ocean Waves (1993)
"Umi ga kikoeru" (original title)

TV Movie  |   |  Animation, Drama, Romance  |  5 May 1993 (Japan)
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As a young man returns home after his first year away at college he recalls his senior year of high school and the iron-willed, big city girl that turned his world upside down.

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Credited cast:
Nobuo Tobita ...
Taku Morisaki (voice)
Toshihiko Seki ...
Yutaka Matsuno (voice)
Yoko Sakamoto ...
Rikako Muto (voice)
Yuri Amano ...
Akiko Shimizu (voice)
Kae Araki ...
Yumi Kohama (voice)
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ...
Okada (voice)
Ai Satô ...
Taku's mother (voice)
Aya Hisakawa ...
Girl (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ...
Minarai (voice)
Hikaru Midorikawa ...
Tadashi Yamao (voice)
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Rin Mizuhara ...
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Sumi Shimamoto ...
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Reiko Suzuki ...
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The main character travels to his hometown for his high school reunion. During the trip, he recalls the memories of the days in high school. Friendship, subtle love, a trip to Tokyo and so on all came back to him as the film evolves. Written by Cary Wong <phoenix@globility.com>

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"Umi ga kikoeru" was an attempt to make anime solely by the young staff members, mostly in their 20s and 30s. Tomomi Mochizuki, who was 34 years old then, was brought in to direct this TV movie. Their motto was to produce "quickly, cheaply and with quality", but "Umi ga kikoeru" went over budget and over schedule. See more »

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"The heart has reason, that reason knows not..."
17 March 2003 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

Fantastic. If you do not care for subtly or quiet reflection, do not see this film. If on the other hand, you enjoy seeing the inner workings of the human heart, this film is hard to beat. Illustrates remarkably well something that may be better understood by the Japanese, sometimes, the unspoken speaks with greater eloquence than words are capable of doing.

Highly recommended.


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