Image Gallery Now Loading… Previous Next Close

Whisper Of The Heart (Blu-ray) (Multi Audio & Subtitled) (Region Free) (Japan Version) Blu-ray Region All

Our Price: US$64.49
Availability: Usually ships within 7 to 14 days
Important information about purchasing this product:
  • This product cannot be cancelled or returned after the order has been placed. For more details, please refer to our return policy.
  • Blu-ray Discs are exclusively compatible with Blu-ray Disc players, and cannot be played on conventional DVD players or HD DVD players.
  • This product will not be shipped to Hong Kong.
Whisper Of The Heart (Blu-ray) (Multi Audio & Subtitled) (Region Free) (Japan Version)
Sign in to rate and write review
All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.1 out of 10 (13)

YesAsia Editorial Description

Based on a Hiiragi Aoi teen girl comic discovered by Miyazaki Hayao during his summer vacation, Whisper of the Heart was the first Studio Ghibli theatrical feature film that isn't directed by studio co-founders Miyazaki or Takahata Isao. In a move to train a new generation of younger directors, Miyazaki's script was instead handed over to Kondo Yoshifumi, who unfortunately passed away in 1997 with Whisper as his only directorial effort. A low-key drama with a sweet youth romance at its core, Whisper of the Heart transcended a typical children's animated film with relatively more mature themes such as career ambitions and teenage life, making it appealing to viewers of all ages. The fantasy sequences in the film, based on the protagonist's novel and starring a cat named The Baron, even became so popular with audiences that Studio Ghibli later brought back the character with The Cat Returns.

One day, junior high school student Shizuku left a book that includes her composition for a graduation song in school. When she returns to retrieve the book, she finds that a boy has picked it up and read it. He automatically becomes her enemy when he makes fun of the lyrics as "corny". Later, Shizuku discovers that the boy is Amasawa Seiji, the mysterious person whom Shizuku noticed had checked out every single book in the library. The two later become friends and come to develop feelings for each other. However, when Seiji decides to go abroad to study for a career as a luthier, Shizuku begins to grow worried about her own future. As a result, Shizuku begins working on a book based on a cat at the local antique shop as the first step in beginning her own career.

Blu-ray Edition includes multiple audio language tracks and multiple sets of subtitles. It also features storyboards (shown as a picture-in-picture feature during the film), the dubbing script, the making of the background paintings in Baron sequences, and a documentary on the working process of animator Inoue Naohisa.

© 2011-2017 YesAsia.com Ltd. All rights reserved. This original content has been created by or licensed to YesAsia.com, and cannot be copied or republished in any medium without the express written permission of YesAsia.com.

Technical Information

Product Title: Whisper Of The Heart (Blu-ray) (Multi Audio & Subtitled) (Region Free) (Japan Version) 夢幻街少女 (Blu-ray) (多國語言配音 / 字幕) (Region Free) (日本版) 梦幻街少女 (Blu-ray) (多国语言配音 / 字幕) (Region Free) (日本版) 耳をすませば 【Blu-rayDisc】 Whisper Of The Heart (Blu-ray) (Multi Audio & Subtitled) (Region Free) (Japan Version)
Also known as: Mimi wo Sumaseba Mimi wo Sumaseba Mimi wo Sumaseba Mimi wo Sumaseba Mimi wo Sumaseba
Artist Name(s): Honna Yoko | Takashi Tachibana | Yamashita Yorie 本名陽子 | Takashi Tachibana | 山下容莉枝 Honna Yoko | Takashi Tachibana | 山下容莉枝 本名陽子 | 立花隆 | 山下容莉枝 Honna Yoko | Takashi Tachibana | Yorie Yamashita
Director: Yoshifumi Kondo Yoshifumi Kondo Yoshifumi Kondo 近藤喜文 Yoshifumi Kondo
Producer: Miyazaki Hayao 宮崎駿 宫崎骏 宮崎駿 Miyazaki Hayao
Blu-ray Region Code: All Region What is it?
Release Date: 2011-07-20
Publisher Product Code: VWBS-1238
Language: English, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, German
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German
Country of Origin: Japan
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Publisher: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Other Information: Blu-ray Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1024305046

Product Information

タイトル:耳をすませば: 【Blu-rayDisc】
出演:本名陽子/立花隆/高橋一生/小林桂樹/室井滋/露口茂/小林桂樹
監督:宮崎駿(製作プロデューサー)/宮崎駿(脚本)/宮崎駿(絵コンテ)/近藤喜文(監督)/柊あおい(原作)/高坂希太郎(作画監督)/黒田聡(美術監督)/保田道世(キャラクター色彩設計)/野見祐二(音楽)/鈴木敏夫(プロデューサー)/スタジオジブリ(制作)

月島雫は、明るく読書好きな女の子。中学3年になって、周りは皆受験勉強で一生懸命なのに、いつも学校の図書館や市立図書館で本を読みふけっていた。雫はある日、図書館の貸し出しカードに「天沢聖司」という名前を発見する。雫が読む本には必ずといっていいほどその名前があった。やがて、雫はひとりの少年と出会う。中学を卒業したらイタリアへ渡って、ヴァイオリン職人の修行をしようと決意している少年。その少年こそが「天沢聖司」であった。雫は聖司に惹かれながらも、将来の進路や未来、そして自分の才能にもコンプレックスと焦りを感じていた。やがて、雫は聖司の生き方に強く心を動かされ、聖司の祖父・西老人が経営する不思議なアンティークショップ「地球屋」にあった猫人形「バロン」を主人公にした物語を書き始めるのだった…。

映像特典:『バロンのくれた物語』背景画集〜井上直久・アートの世界〜/アフレコ台本/井上直久の一枚の絵が出来るまで(4編)/絵コンテ(本編映像とのピクチャー・イン・ピクチャー)/予告編集

テクニカル・インフォメーション
:カラー
画面:16:9
言語/音声:日本語:リニアPCMステレオ

その他の情報
製作年:1995
備考:1枚組
特殊パッケージ仕様/ピクチャーレーベル
映像特典収録
日本小売価格:¥6800

Additional Information may be provided by the manufacturer, supplier, or a third party, and may be in its original language

Other Versions of "Whisper Of The Heart (Blu-ray) (Multi Audio & Subtitled) (Region Free) (Japan Version)"

Customers who bought "Whisper Of The Heart (Blu-ray) (Multi Audio & Subtitled) (Region Free) (Japan Version)" also bought

Customers who bought titles featuring Miyazaki Hayao also bought titles featuring these artists:

Search Keywords

The following keywords are associated with this product. Please click on a keyword to search for similar items.

YumCha! Asian Entertainment Reviews and Features

Feature articles that mention "Whisper Of The Heart (Blu-ray) (Multi Audio & Subtitled) (Region Free) (Japan Version)"

This original content has been created by or licensed to YesAsia.com, and cannot be copied or republished in any medium without the express written permission of YesAsia.com.

Customer Review of "Whisper Of The Heart (Blu-ray) (Multi Audio & Subtitled) (Region Free) (Japan Version)"

Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.1 out of 10 (13)

Ling
See all my reviews


July 20, 2006

This customer review refers to Whisper of The Heart
1 people found this review helpful

So wonderful! Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
It's such a cute story about the pure innocent love between two children. They meet, have a crush and a dislike for each other. Both have dreams to do what they always wanted and as their love grows, their chances of their dreams expand with them... It's a cute cute story that I've watched three times.
Did you find this review helpful? Yes (Report This)
Anonymous

May 13, 2005

This customer review refers to Whisper Of The Heart (Hong Kong Version)
part one of the cat returns... Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
Yes, I tottaly agree it is a very sweet and touching movie, a bit slow but sertainly worth watching. But what others seem to forget is that this movie is part one of "the cat returns". Altough its not really important to see both as part one and two, its funny to know and I kinda like to know this kind of facts...
Did you find this review helpful? Yes (Report This)
Anonymous

April 13, 2005

This customer review refers to Whisper Of The Heart (Hong Kong Version)
1 people found this review helpful

^_^ Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I 'DEEPLY' Love this cartoon,the way it fulfill me,touching my soul (and my deeply-hidden-vision of a positive site which looking at nowadays world , people..),the feeling of your first-time crashing by love (even though it's a puppy-love)

sorry for my english grammar...but i do love this cartoon so-much!! and i do believe that the promise which a violin maker boy (Seiji) gave to Shizuku (a young writer girl) will last forever .
Did you find this review helpful? Yes (Report This)
Anonymous

February 28, 2005

This customer review refers to Whisper Of The Heart (Hong Kong Version)
Touching Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I watched this movie whilst attending a japanese class in which we were learning about anime. This movie is incredible it will change your outlook on life forever. it is about a girl and her love for another boy and how it developes slowly. The animation as well is very goos and it shows you what tokyo and japanese architechture is like with very detailed illustrations. This movie will touch you WATCH IT
Did you find this review helpful? Yes (Report This)
Anonymous

December 6, 2004

This customer review refers to Whisper Of The Heart (Hong Kong Version)
Great movie...even for an 18-year old guy like me. Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
How can I put into words the emotions I'm feeling right after watching this movie? There are some books that will change your outlook on life, and some movies will do the same. This is one of them. Director Kondo's work is one of those movies that you will remember ten years from now, especially if you watch it with your significant other. The movie is targetted towards teenagers and adults.
The plot consists of a 15-year old girl's journey into love and discovering herself. Yes, I know that it doesn't sound like much, but if you're a romantic at heart, this movie will touch you in a very special way. There are many subplots and themes that are too complex and too enjoyable for me to list here. I didn't know I was a romantic until I watched this movie. However, if you're looking for action/violence/sex then this movie might not be for you.
But I still urge you to watch it. It will change the way you look at the smaller things of life, and the way you love others. It will be very nostalgic of your first love, and how innocent, pure and full it was. It will inspire you to pursue your goals and not to be shy to those you love. You know that girl you really like in English class but don't have the guts to tell her? This movie tells you to announce your feelings. Nothing bad can come out of loving someone. Most probably, you will have shed a tear before the movie's end. Go get it and watch it now! You will thank me.
Did you find this review helpful? Yes (Report This)
  • Region & Language: No Region Selected - English
  • *Reference Currency: No Reference Currency
 Change Preferences 
Please enable cookies in your browser to experience all the features of our site, including the ability to make a purchase.