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Umi ga Kikoeru

Umi ga Kikoeru

Alternative Titles

English: The Ocean Waves
Synonyms: I Can Hear the Sea
Japanese: 海がきこえる

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 5, 1993
Duration: 1 hr. 12 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.081 (scored by 8135 users)
Ranked: #27732
Popularity: #1443
Members: 14,416
Favorites: 38
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

drama romance

Synopsis

Ocean Waves is high school love story set in Kochi, Japan. Morisaku Taku and Matsuno Yutaka are best friends when a girl from Tokyo named Muto Rikako transfers to their school. Excluding herself from group activities, she's eventually labeled a snob. Matsuno has a crush on Rikako, so it's no surprise that he gets a little jealous when Morisaku and Rikako start spending more time together. The rumors around school get worse, but Morisaku still insists there is nothing between him and Rikako.

Characters & Voice Actors

Matsuno, Yutaka
Matsuno, Yutaka
Main
Seki, Toshihiko
Japanese
Seki, Toshihiko
Nath, Tobias
German
Nath, Tobias
Morisaki, Taku
Morisaki, Taku
Main
Tobita, Nobuo
Japanese
Tobita, Nobuo
Sablik, Nico
German
Sablik, Nico
...
Muto, Rikako
Muto, Rikako
Main
Sakamoto, Youko
Japanese
Sakamoto, Youko
Bogdányi, Titanilla
Hungarian
Bogdányi, Titanilla
...
Kohama, Yumi
Kohama, Yumi
Supporting
Araki, Kae
Japanese
Araki, Kae
Molnár, Ilona
Hungarian
Molnár, Ilona

Staff

Mochizuki, Tomomi
Director, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics
Niwa, Keiko
Script
Sakamoto, Youko
Theme Song Performance
Kondou, Katsuya
Character Design, Animation Director



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Feb 21, 2009
Rufus120
This is one of the most underrated ghibli movies. It's certainly quite different from the other ghibli movies. It doesn't contain any fantasy and Hayao Miyazaki isn't involved in the production anyhow. It's just a slice of life/drama/romance story, a hell of a good one too. Ocean Waves may be one of the most natural animes I've seen. It doesn't throw in a load of super tragic drama or anything of that kind. It only tells the story of a group of teenagers as they walk the path to adulthood.

The story is takes place in Kochi, Japan, a small town by the sea. Morisaku Taku read more
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Aug 5, 2009
Kurremkarmerruk
Ocean Waves is not trying to be anything more than it is, and what it is, is absolutely fine. The story moves very smoothly and the perspective of our young protagonist Taku is set lucid immediately, showing classic hero potential in challenging his school on a decision he finds unfair. He is rational, hard working and emotionally moral. He takes a sight of Rikako, a fiery, athletic beauty and childishly does not realise that he is mad about her, fine, however:-

As a strong upholder of ROMANCE, Ocean Waves is not critical enough in delivering the heart wrenching moments which it clearly builds up for, as read more
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Recommendations

It's another heartwarming, coming-of-age story by Ghibli. Like Ocean Waves, It's also one of the few Ghibli films not directed by Miyazaki.
reportRecommended by ms07 - Add to favorites
Both main characters reminisce about their pasts

Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

"Umi ni Naretara (海になれたら; If I can be an Ocean)" by Youko Sakamoto

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Umi ga Kikoeru Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Veethorn
29 replies by Red_Keys »»
04-11-14, 10:05 AM
Optimum Releasing - UK R2 release
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3 replies by wrrlykam »»
09-18-09, 8:20 AM

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