Mimi wo Sumaseba
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Mimi wo Sumaseba

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: If You Listen Closely, Whisper of the Heart
Japanese: 耳をすませば


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 4
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 3, 1989 to Oct 3, 1989
Genres: Romance Romance, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Ribon Magazine
Authors: Hiiragi, Aoi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.321 (scored by 997997 users)
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Ranked: #45252
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Popularity: #7599
Members: 2,514
Favorites: 26


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Mimi wo Sumaseba tells the story of Tsukishima Shizuku, a junior-high school girl, as she falls in love and attempts to discover who she is and where her future will take her.


Amasawa, Kouji


Dec 13, 2010
Story 8/10
I watched the Studio Ghibli film "Whisper of the Heart" and was interested how it was adapted from the manga. Starts off with the average school girl who loves too read and checks out books from the library, one day she discovers another person who has checked out most of the books she reads. She begins to wonder who this person is. The manga is about her life and her finding out who the mysterious reader is and why she should listen to her heart.

Art 7/10
The art is pretty good but has quite an old style due to being drawn in the 1989. But ...
Feb 8, 2022
Whisper of the Heart is the manga "adapted" to movie form by Ghibli. Most might come into this after first watching the movie, but be aware, the movie shares very little in common with this manga original. Personally, I consider that to be a massive boon, as the movie had a myriad of issues this original manga never had. And, in fact, this manga is easily one of my all-time favorites. Here's why.

Primarily, I consider this manga to be such a success for one main reason: everything within it works together to reinforce the core themes of finding love in support of each others' passions. ...

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