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Whisper of the Heart / Mimi o Sumaseba

Whisper of the Heart / Mimi o Sumaseba

Genres: drama, romance
Themes: growing up
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Shizuku Tsukishima, a young girl in junior high, loves to read. Yet, every time she opens a library book, it seems the same name appears on the cards: “Seiji Amasawa”. As Shizuku learns who this person is, she also begins to learn about herself and her goals in life—a discovery that will change her life forever.
Running time: 111 minutes
Vintage: 1995-06-03

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Don’t let the trailer fool you, arguably the best anime movie made - in my book a masterpiece without peer at an A+ rating for many years now, and still remains my favorite, then and now. One of the few anime movies (I prefer TV series) with such powerful emotional impact, that just makes you feel great… and makes you feel great to watch a production like this. Films like this always renew why anime is such an important part of my life.

Stellar and pure joy in every sense of the word.

You know where I stand on this one. As far as I’m concerned, it’s the best Studio Ghibli title period! I absolutely love this movie! I think it’s because I can relate to the main character so easily.

Studio Ghibli…You know how I feel about them lol. But A+ from you? Worth looking into at least, but I’d prob hate it hehe. Maybe I’ll rent it someday down the road.

It’s nothing like Ghibli stuff, except some mystical moments here and there. This is by Kondo - This film is a great example why directors have a great impact on shows/movies.

At the core, it’s a superior slice of life/romance story.

Yes, the tone and story are nothing like typical Ghibli films. Whisper of The Heart is an entirely different and beautiful beast. It’s all about the journey of a young girl discovering her passion for writing, and the relationship that she develops with a young boy on the way. It’s simply amazing!

Well said - I need to watch it again!

Same here, and Disney needs to put this one on Bluray. Since it’s cell animated, it should look amazing!

Agree with the the dragons this is a great movie. My mom asked me to get this for her for Christmas a few years back.

I would say it is a little bit different from the standard Gib-fare.

@Prede, it has a main character girl who is not super perfect. In fact she is quite normal.

It also doe s not have the proto-typical environmental story. It has an odd pace. yeah, you should check it. I am not saying your going to change your mind and become a a Gib-fan. But I am not much of one, and I liked it.

A rec from Funkgun, means I HAVE to rent this now. Hopefully Blockbusters has it. Otherise I’ll be buying it once I get some money lol.

I just rented this movie. Definitely one of the warmest movies I’ve ever seen. Loved the characters, as well as the story. My favorite part of the movie:

The last line


Steven Universe Creator Rebecca Sugar to Provide Intro to U.S. Whisper of the Heart July Screenings

posted on 2019-05-31 14:15 EDT by Kim Morrissy
GKIDS and Fathom Events will screen Whisper of the Heart on July 1 and 2 in select theaters

Setting of Ghibli’s Whisper of the Heart is More Tragedy Than Fantasy

posted on 2019-06-12 20:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

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Whisper of the Heart Arrives in Limited Edition Steelbook™ Blu-Ray+DVD March 16, 2021 from GKIDS, Distributed by Shout! Factory

Dec 17th 2020