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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


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 15, 1995
Producers: Tokuma Shoten
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 51 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 8.281 (scored by 86,472 users)
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Ranked: #2682
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Popularity: #672
Members: 157,871
Favorites: 1,985


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. 
report Recommended by AnGeLZzZ
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. 
report Recommended by OnceTwice
Both are realistic heartfelt dramas with a female lead character and beautiful animation. 
report Recommended by Descmbz
Both just great stories about the reality of young love. 
report Recommended by Mauru23
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.  
report Recommended by ms07
Both are Studio Ghibli films and both deal with the a girl's emotions in different ways. 
report Recommended by Karura
If you liked the overall feel of Whisper of The Heart, then you will defiantly like Kiki's Delivery Service. Both are Ghibli movies(although Whisper of the Heart isn't directed by Miyazaki), about a girl on a journey to find her place in the world, be who she wants to be, and find love(more so in Whisper of the Heart). Both are in a relaxing setting, where nothing moves too fast or too slow, and both have great themes of life(growing up, being yourself, love,dreams,etc).Shizuku and Kiki are both similar in personality. Both are movies that will leave an impact on you of some sort, and  read more 
report Recommended by DreamerofDreams1
Neko no Ongaeshi is the story that the girl is writing in Mimi wo Sumaseba. This is direcly related since Baron and Muta (Renaldo Moon) are a huge part of the story. Both are good and give insight on each other, both are ghibli/Miyazaki's film, so it's a must watch. 
report Recommended by Grani-smith
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! 
report Recommended by teaerine
Both have innocent and naiive main characters facing the difficulties of love for the first time in their lives. 
report Recommended by pallokala
The artwork looks the same and the movies have the same feel to them. They are both "heartwarming tales" 
report Recommended by kallykinsCXIII
Both have music elements, a similar ambient, and great romance stories. 
report Recommended by HizakiTeru
They're both realistic love stories that involve highschoolers and craftmanship with nice art. Of course Ghibli's art is different and older than Shinkai's, but the atmosphere is kind of alike.  
report Recommended by EratiK
Similar Story where the main character in both anime are fight for their drama, and they both promise the one they love that once their dream come true they will be together. Both are good romance anime.......  
report Recommended by SnowLife
Feel-good shows about talented people working their way out of a rut in their career/work/life/hobby with the help of people around them. Finding inspiration and motivation from the outside, and learning more about themselves in the process. One is about an early 20s calligrapher in a rural seaside village in the modern day, and one is a schoolgirl writer in late-Showa Tokyo.  
report Recommended by Lemon
As expected, the music is omnipresent and there are excellent musics ( "Country Road" and "Crescent Moon Dance") There are also similarities in the main character: Kumiko and Shizuku are curious and worry about their friends and family. They can be unpleasant, especially in their family relationships. The two characters reflect on their future after school, especially by observing their big sister. (Mamiko in Euphonium and Shiho in Mimi wo Sumaseba) 
report Recommended by TuyNOM
not similar in art style or characters or story or even music the only thing that i see is similar with is that both of them are slice-of-life shows involving similar themes of self-discovery and self-challenge witch is it for me something rare to see in an anime's in this time  
report Recommended by SANDMANXIQX95
Feel-good shows about talented people working their way out of a rut in their career/work/life/hobby with the help of people around them. Finding inspiration and motivation from the outside, and learning more about themselves in the process. One is about an early 20s professional ice-skater in Kyushu in the modern day, and one is a schoolgirl writer in late-Showa Tokyo.  
report Recommended by Lemon
- Cute short hair female main character. - Peaceful town. - Both of their love interest are handsome(in my opinion, haha) and a little weird. (Don't know why when I watch Kamichu!, it immediately reminds me of Mimi wo Sumaseba) 
report Recommended by 123ole10
Both beautiful movies that show Ghibli's subtle, romantic, and evocative side. 
report Recommended by walla
the ups and downs of love and relationships....both amazing portrayals :D 
report Recommended by sugarplumfairy
Shows how dreams and careers conflict with ones personal love life. 
report Recommended by Karura
Both coming-of-age slice of life anime exploring characters and the conflicts within them as they stand at the threshold of adolescence. Also the exploration of young girls as they grow towards understanding romance. 
report Recommended by madeener
Both have a protagonist who desperately tries to write a book and the event of his/her life are what gives them inspiration. While In WOTH the story of the book is about a Cat, in True tears is about a Chicken and the stories have deep impact on their lives.  
report Recommended by Orulyon
Both these are centered around high school and, more specifically, the lives and dreams of girls. Whereas "Azumanga Daioh" deals with multiple characters, "Whisper of the Heart" is centered around one main. Both these animes are rather light-hearted; "Whisper of the Heart" being deeper and more realistic while "Azumanga Daioh" is clearly more of a comedy. 
report Recommended by kerlyenai
I dont know if its a coincidence, but the world of iblard jikan makes me remember the world of Shizuku's story, in whisper of the heart. 
report Recommended by peroxid
Both are slice of life, telling the stories of two children growing up, falling in love for the first time and all the rest. 'Whisper of the Heart' focuses more on romance and deciding what direction to take life in beyond school. 'Junkers Come Here' focuses more on a young girl trying to carry on, despite not seeing her parents and them being on the verge of splitting up, also spending a lot of time advancing its lead by using her first crush. I'd say most that like 'Whisper of the Heart' will also like 'Ocean Waves' and 'Only Yesterday', too - all the titles mentioned are  read more 
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
Both are works about discovering ones path in life and pursuing it with all one has. The pacing of both of these works is very similar - starts slowly and increases with time. Both contain light romance, that doesn't overpower the main theme and adds to it instead. Both have strong willed protagonists, who dream about their own work. Both have surreal moments that merge perfectly with reality forming an interesting and fun to watch movie! It's very motivating.  
report Recommended by Tshuki
Both movies include themes of adolescence, first love and fantastic worlds. 
report Recommended by Al_Sleeper