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Ocean Waves (1993)

Umi ga kikoeru (original title)
As a young man returns home after his first year away at college he recalls his senior year of high school and the iron-willed, big city girl that turned his world upside down.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Nobuo Tobita ...
Taku Morisaki (voice)
Toshihiko Seki ...
Yutaka Matsuno (voice)
Yoko Sakamoto ...
Rikako Muto (voice)
Yuri Amano ...
Akiko Shimizu (voice)
Kae Araki ...
Yumi Kohama (voice)
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ...
Okada (voice)
Ai Satô ...
Taku's mother (voice)
Aya Hisakawa ...
Girl (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ...
Minarai (voice)
Hikaru Midorikawa ...
Tadashi Yamao (voice)
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Rin Mizuhara ...
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Sumi Shimamoto ...
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Reiko Suzuki ...
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The main character travels to his hometown for his high school reunion. During the trip, he recalls the memories of the days in high school. Friendship, subtle love, a trip to Tokyo and so on all came back to him as the film evolves. Written by Cary Wong <phoenix@globility.com>

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic material | See all certifications »

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This TV movie was an attempt to make anime solely by the young staff members, mostly in their 20s and 30s. Tomomi Mochizuki, who was 34 years old then, was brought in to direct. Their motto was to produce "quickly, cheaply and with quality," but the project went over budget and over schedule. See more »

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In 1993 Ghibli made the best made-for-TV movie ever
23 November 2002 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

Great romance and a fun storyline make this one a must see. I loved it because of it's memorable characters. The film would NOT fit into American mainstream television because you have to know quite a bit about Japanese culture in order to get it. Other than that you'll have a great time watching. The story involves a boy who tries to find true love in high school. Simple and effective. Hard to believe Ghibli didn't make anymore TV films. Grade: A-

Rated PG for adult themes and drinking. Suggested for ages 11 and up.


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