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Ocean Waves (1993) (DVD) (UK Version) DVD Region 2

Mochizuki Tomomi (Director)
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All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.8 out of 10 (6)

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Product Title: Ocean Waves (1993) (DVD) (UK Version) 聽到浪濤聲 (1993) (DVD) (英國版) 听到浪涛声 (1993) (DVD) (英国版) 海がきこえる Ocean Waves (1993) (DVD) (UK Version)
Also known as: 海潮之聲 海潮之声
Director: Mochizuki Tomomi 望月智充 望月智充 望月智充 Mochizuki Tomomi
Release Date: 2012-06-07
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Place of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: PAL What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 2.0
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 2 - Japan, Europe, South Africa, Greenland and the Middle East (including Egypt) What is it?
Duration: 72 (mins)
Publisher: Optimum Home Entertainment
Package Weight: 80 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1031007619

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Rarely seen outside of its native Japan and never before released within the U.K. Ocean Waves (also known as Umi Ga Kikoeru and I Can Hear The Sea) is one of Studio Ghibli's most obscure and sought after titles. Directed by Tomomi Mochizuki (Princess Nine) and based upon author, essayist and playwright Saeko Himuro's most popular, best selling novel, Ocean Waves is one of the most poignant and unsung masterpieces within Studio Ghibli's legendary creative output, Wonderfully detailed and incredibly subtle, there are very few films in the history of animation that have managed to capture so well the joys and drama of adolescence and teenage alienation. Kochi is your average coastal town on the sleepy, idyllic island of Shikoku and young Taku is definitely your average high school student. But soon his quiet life will be turned upside down with the arrival of Rikako: a beautiful, female student recently transferred from Tokyo. By the end of term Taku will have learnt a valuable lesson in love and friendship.
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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.8 out of 10 (6)

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March 5, 2006

This customer review refers to Ocean Waves (DVD) (Taiwan Version)
Not as I expected... Customer Review Rated Bad 4 - 4 out of 10
Don't get me wrong, but this movie was a disaster in its making. All of the scenery, music, and characters were lovely and enticing, but the factors for me were the length of the movie and the scutiny the movie could have taken. First, I thought the movie was very very short, thus I couldn't get to fully enjoy the movie as I would've liked. Second, there were many round characters I wanted to get to know better, but sadly the movie was a In conclusion, I would have liked if the movie were a bit longer and full.. other than that, it was fairly decent...
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March 30, 2005

This customer review refers to Ocean Waves (Japan Version - English Subtitles)
Umi Ga Kikoeru Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
I am glad that I picked this title up. Unlike other Ghibli features, this one is 100% non-fantasy. It's as raw as it can get. I can totally relate to Rikako, the main female character who is also from Tokyo like me. Experience friendship and romance like you have never been before. This title bring back lots of warm memories. I wish I can live my high school days again!
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February 27, 2005

This customer review refers to Ocean Waves (Japan Version - English Subtitles)
Excellent JapAnime Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This is the best in Ghibli animes for me. It recalls me my high school days in Japan very much. It is very real story, not fantasy such as Nausicaa, of typical Japanese high school age. I bet as Japanese. So if you are interested in high school life in Japan, you must watch it. It will be very interesting experience for JapAnime funs to know Japanese high school life.

I believe this movie is also interesting for other watchers thanks to it's well prepared story as well as other Ghibli animes.
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April 18, 2004

This customer review refers to Ocean Waves (Japan Version - English Subtitles)
A hidden Ghibli gem!! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This is not one of the more well-known Ghibli movies, but it is just as good all the same. I loved it, it's a heart-warming romance story that actually isn't boring. The DVD is also great too. It comes with excellent English subtitles, which are flawless. The picture transfers perfectly, and you get lots of great extra features (although not subtitled). A great buy!!
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December 13, 2003

This customer review refers to Ocean Waves (Japan Version - English Subtitles)
I love it!! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This movie not only contains nice paintings but also good feelings......I cannot love it more....
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