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Ocean Waves (1993)

Umi ga kikoeru (original title)
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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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Cast

Credited cast:
... Taku Morisaki (voice)
... Yutaka Matsuno (voice)
Yoko Sakamoto ... Rikako Muto (voice)
... Akiko Shimizu (voice)
Kae Araki ... Yumi Kohama (voice)
... Okada (voice)
Ai Satô ... Taku's mother (voice)
... Girl (voice)
... Minarai (voice)
... Tadashi Yamao (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rin Mizuhara ... Additional Voices (voice)
... Additional Voices (voice)
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 »

Goofs

There are some errors in translation. An advert for a cassette tape misspells "type 1" as "tipe 1", and on a can of Sprite the flavor is "lymon" instead of "lemon". See more »

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Referenced in Pom Poko (1994) See more »

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A great underrated classic.
14 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Umi Ga Kikoeru does not receive the limelight it deserves. This is one title that does not subscribe to developing peripheral areas, and as such, succeeds in delivering all it is worth within 72 minutes without coming across as being contrived. This is a If you get a chance, see this movie...


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