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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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5 May 1993 (Japan)  »

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Trivia

A television ad features the word Ghibli, which is an obvious reference to Studio Ghibli, who made the movie. 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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Featured in JesuOtaku Anime Reviews: Ocean Waves (2012) See more »

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"The heart has reason, that reason knows not..."
17 March 2003 | by 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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