Ocean Waves
Original Title: Umi Ga Kikoeru
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 1993
Director: Tomomichi Mochizuki
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 5-055201-808219
Running time: 1:12 (72 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: PAL, [Color status unset], 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: January 25, 2010
Collection type: Owned (#1975)
Status: Available
Purchase date: July 10, 2010
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Rarely seen outside of its native Japan and never before released within the U.K, Ocean Waves (also known as Umi Ga Kikoeru and I Can Hear The Sea) is one of Studio Ghibli's most obscure and sought after titles. Directed by Tomomi Mochizuki (Princess Nine) and 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 histroy 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, female student recently transferred fromTokyo. By the end of term Taku will have learnt a valuable lesson in love and friendship.
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Production Studios:
 • Studio Ghibli
 • Tokuma Shoten Books
 • Nippon Television Network
Media Companies:
 • Optimum Asia
 • Optimum Releasing
Audio format
Japanese  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
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1Main Feature
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Tomomichi Mochizuki....Director
Saeko Himuro....Writer
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 Sato....Taku's mother (voice)
Aya Hisakawa....Girl (voice)
Tomokazu Seki....Minarai (voice)
Hikaru Midorikawa....Tadashi Yamao (voice)
Rin Mizuhara....Additional Voices (voice)
Sumi Shimamoto....(additional voices) (voice)
Reiko Suzuki.... (voice)