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Mimi wo Sumaseba

Mimi wo Sumaseba

Alternative Titles

English: Whisper of the Heart
Synonyms: If You Listen Carefully, Ghibli Movie 10
Japanese: 耳をすませば

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 15, 1995
Duration: 1 hr. 51 min.
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.341 (scored by 38731 users)
Ranked: #1932
Popularity: #517
Members: 63,234
Favorites: 766
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Synopsis

During summer vacation, a schoolgirl named Shizuku, who longs to discover her true talents, observes an ordinary-looking cat riding by himself on the train. Intrigued, she decides to follow him. This chance encounter leads her to the mysterious Seiji, a boy who is determined to follow his dreams, and The Baron, a magical cat figurine who helps her listen to the whispers in her heart. Soon, Shizuku's exciting adventures carry her far beyond the boundaries of her imagination.

(Source: Disney)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Mimi wo Sumaseba
Spin-off: Neko no Ongaeshi

Characters & Voice Actors

Amasawa, Seiji
Amasawa, Seiji
Main
Takahashi, Issei
Japanese
Takahashi, Issei
Gallagher, David
English
Gallagher, David
...
Tsukishima, Shizuku
Tsukishima, Shizuku
Main
Honna, Youko
Japanese
Honna, Youko
Snow, Brittany
English
Snow, Brittany
...
Baron Humbert von Gikkingen
Baron Humbert von Gikkingen
Supporting
Elwes, Cary
English
Elwes, Cary
Kim, Il
Korean
Kim, Il
Harada, Yuko
Harada, Yuko
Supporting
Yoshiyama, Maiko
Japanese
Yoshiyama, Maiko
Tisdale, Ashley
English
Tisdale, Ashley

Staff

Otsuka, Masahiko
Co-Director
Suzuki, Toshio
Producer
Miyazaki, Hayao
Producer, Storyboard, Creator, Screenplay
Kondou, Yoshifumi
Director



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Feb 24, 2011
Oolong
The strength of Whisper of the Heart is the strength all films that have been touched by Miyazaki seem to have. That is, the details. In this film the things that have impressed me were the little extras that are contained in each characters movements. It's something that you very rarely get—at least this consistently—outside of Miyazaki films. Whether it be reaching for the lamp cord from bed, failing, and needing to sit up to do it properly, or whether it be the normal silences in conversation (as apposed to dramatic silences), everything just feels a lot more real, a lot more vibrant than most read more
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Aug 22, 2013
ksyndrome
Whisper of the Heart is unique with respect to its Ghibli film counterparts in that it seems almost mundane. Here we have our main heroine Shizuku Tsukishima and her life as a middle school-aged girl. While the film is essentially a slice-of-life with a hint of the "boy-meets-girl" rom-com trope thrown in, the way in which its characters are presented is not only relate-able to the audience but also endearing; an adult could sympathize with Shizuku just as much as a child could. As someone who values character development greatly, I feel that the creators efforts really pay off in showing how our main heroine read more
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Oct 7, 2009
MoMo-Da-Gr8
Story: 10/10
Mimi wo Sumaseba, which literally means If You Listen Closely, tells the story of Shizuku, a junior-high school student who is struggling to find out who she is. The movie takes you on a journey through her imagination and daily life as she makes decisions that will ultimately decide her future.

This is the first anime movie I watched,Ghibli movie too, that wasn't packed with interruptions and magic to HELP the characters fall in love. Their love is PURE and honest that even if the plot moves very slow, its adorable. Whisper of the Heart helped me through one of my worst years, as its read more
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Jan 28, 2014
Aryaragi
Adolescence is among the most memorable phases in one's life. During this time, we tend to make decisions based on adrenaline instincts, work as we wish to, while repudiating any advice. Some of us even develop endearing feelings of love for someone, while also chasing our own dream or even remoulding them for the sake of someone else, often out of inspiration and seldom out of desperation.

Working on the themes of adolescence and infatuation giving rise to a wonderful journey of self discovery, Studio Ghibli presents us with Mimi wo Sumaseba also commonly known as Whisper of the Heart. The story mainly revolves around the read more
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Recommendations

When I first saw Girl Who Leaped Through Time, I thought about Wisper of the Heart. The plot is compleetly different, but their romantic mood and slice-of-life topics are very close.
Sweet stories of young teens enjoying the small moments of life. Though subtle, the little pinches of emotional scenes are cute and joyous, catering to all type of peoples.
Both just great stories about the reality of young love.
Both are realistic heartfelt dramas with a female lead character and beautiful animation.
Both are Studio Ghibli films and both deal with the a girl's emotions in different ways.
The characters in both this movie and this anime series are very similar in both looks and how they both strive for their dreams through the arts. Through out watching this movie I couldn't help but think of Nodame Cantabile. Hope this helps!

Opening Theme

"Take Me Home, Country Roads" by Olivia Newton-John

Ending Theme

"Country Road (カントリー・ロード)" by Youko Honna

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