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.

Director:

Tomomi Mochizuki

Writers:

Saeko Himuro (novel), Keiko Niwa (screenplay) (as Kaori Nakamura)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nobuo Tobita ... Taku Morisaki (voice)
Toshihiko Seki ... Yutaka Matsuno (voice)
Yoko Sakamoto Yoko Sakamoto ... Rikako Muto (voice)
Yuri Amano ... Akiko Shimizu (voice)
Kae Araki Kae Araki ... Yumi Kohama (voice)
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ... Okada (voice)
Ai Satô Ai Satô ... Taku's mother (voice)
Aya Hisakawa ... Girl (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ... Minarai (voice)
Hikaru Midorikawa ... Tadashi Yamao (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rin Mizuhara Rin Mizuhara ... Additional Voices (voice)
Sumi Shimamoto ... Additional Voices (voice)
Reiko Suzuki Reiko Suzuki ... (voice)
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Storyline

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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Rated PG-13 for some thematic material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The station Taku saw Rikako at was the Kichijoji station of the Chuo line in Tokyo. Ghibli used to have a studio in Kichijoji, but they moved to Koganei in 1992. See more »

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Referenced in Pom Poko (1994) See more »

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One of the most nonsensical films I have ever seen.
8 March 2020 | by pjbenneySee all my reviews

Nothing in this film makes any sense nor is it clear why the characters react the way they do. Maybe the translation was poor but the dialogue is absolute nonsense and the characters seem to enjoy slapping and punching each other for no reason. Most of them are stiff, rude and awkward and I'm not sure why the guy was sent to a hotel rather than being invited to stay at the house he was already at. Something was lost in translation here. Not at all romantic or even nice. The main girl was an absolute brat.


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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ocean Waves See more »

Filming Locations:

Kochi, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,942, 1 January 2017

Gross USA:

$87,738

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,738
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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