Ocean Waves (Umi ga kikoeru) (Studio Ghibli Collection) (1993)

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Released 28-Jun-2010
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The hidden gem of Studio Ghibli

Rarely seen outside of Japan and never before released in Australia, Ocean Waves (Umi Ga Kikoeru) is one of Studio Ghibli's most sought after titles. Based upon author, essayist and playwright Saeko Himuro's most popular, best selling novel, Ocean Waves is one of the most poignant and unsung masterpieces within Studio Ghibli's legendary creative output. Wonderfully detailed and incredibly subtle, there are very few films in the history of animation that have managed to capture so well the joys and drama of adolescence and teenage alienation.

Kochi is your average coastal town on the sleepy, idyllic island of Shikoku and young Taku is definitely your average high school student. But soon his quiet life will be turned upside down with the arrival of Rikako: a beautiful student recently transferred from Tokyo. By the end of the term Taku will have learnt a valuable lesson in love and friendship.

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Trevor D
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Nobuo Tobita
Toshihiko Seki
Yoko Sakamoto
Yuri Amano
Kae Araki
Jun'ichi Kanemaru
Ai Sat˘
Aya Hisakawa
Tomokazu Seki
Hikaru Midorikawa
Directed by
Tomomi Mochizuki
Shigeru Nagata
Katsuya Kond˘
Katsuya Kond˘
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding
Childrens 1993 72:00 576i (PAL) 4
Widescreen 1.85:1, 16x9 Enhanced
Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 (256Kb/s)
English (Burned In)
Theatrical Trailer
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