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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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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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authentic and nostalgic
12 August 2006 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I saw this anime after I had been introduced to some other, more prominent anime from Studio Ghibli. If you appreciate a fine subtle authentic slice-of-life story of high school romance, this is as good as it gets.

Its told from the point of view of a male student. A new female transfer student arrives from Tokyo and the plot moves forward in an interesting way. It never hurries, and feels very matter of fact. By the end of the film lessons are learned and the heart strings are pulled.

This movie doesn't try to do too much; it simply focuses on the main characters and tells their story honestly. You never feel manipulated as you do with many Hollywood films. The dramatic conflicts are real and interesting.

This is one movie I treasure.


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