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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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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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This movie have two English titles. Unlike other movies, Ghibli didn't give it an official English title for a long time. Ghibli recently gave it the title, "The Ocean Waves", but most people in the US know it as "I Can Hear the Sea", which is a direct translation of the Japanese title. See more »

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Ghibli's first and only TV movie
1 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This TV movie was aired back in 1993 on Japanese TV.

It's based off of a Manga that has to do with a Japanese High School Student who meets this Girl who is a transfer student from another school.

Throughout the movie these 2 students go through some hard situations & arguments, but things turn out smooth after that.

This movie has allot of holidays and things only common in Japan. So those who aren't familiar with Japanese High School culture might be a little confused.

This TV movie is very good to see. Don't know if it'll ever be Debutted into English. At the moment it's available in Subtitles.

Rated PG for Adult Situations and some use of Alchol.


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