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Ocean Waves (1993) (DVD) (US Version) DVD Region 1

Mochizuki Tomomi (Director) | Niwa Keiko (Writer) | Himuro Saeko (Writer)
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All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.8 out of 10 (6)

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The younger team of Miyazaki Hayao's Studio Ghibli presents the delightful animated feature Ocean Waves, based on Himuro Saeko's novel. Director Mochizuki Tomomi (Here is Greenwood) delivers a nostalgic coming-of-age story that revolves around a simple premise of boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, and boy gets girl. Flooded with memories of the past, the story centers on Taku, a university undergraduate who travels from Tokyo to his rural hometown of Kochi to attend his high-school reunion. Taku takes the audience back in time to his high school years when he first met Rikako, a transfer from the urban Tokyo.

Taku befriendles the pretty and somewhat reclusive Rikako but her snobbish big city attitude drives him nuts, and the two always find themselves bickering with one another. But beneath his tough surface, Taku begins to develop feelings for this sassy girl - though he keeps them buried for the sake of his friend Matsuno who has a major crush on Rikako. A beautiful portrayal of youth and its innocence, Ocean Waves charms with beautiful, translucent watercolor images and a pleasant soundtrack, delivering a genuine and warm feeling along the way.

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Product Title: Ocean Waves (1993) (DVD) (US Version) 海潮之聲 (1993) (DVD) (美國版) 海潮之声 (1993) (DVD) (美国版) 海がきこえる Ocean Waves (1993) (DVD) (US Version)
Director: Mochizuki Tomomi 望月智充 望月智充 望月智充 Mochizuki Tomomi
Writer: Niwa Keiko | Himuro Saeko 丹羽惠子 | 氷室冴子 丹羽惠子 | 氷室冴子 ニワケイコ  | 氷室 冴子 Niwa Keiko | Himuro Saeko
Release Date: 2017-04-18
UPC Code: 025192399633
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Place of Origin: United States, Japan
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Widescreen Anamorphic: Yes
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 1 - USA, Canada, U.S. Territories What is it?
Duration: 76 (mins)
Publisher: Universal Studios Home Video
Package Weight: 99 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1057516896

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* Bonus Features:
- Looking Back: Staff Reunion – Join the director, producer, writer and artists of Ocean Waves as they reflect on the film 10 years later
- US Theatrical Trailer

From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and the Tale of The Princess Kaguya, comes a poignant and wonderfully nuanced story of adolescence and growing up.

Taku and his best friend Yutaka are headed back to school for what looks like another uneventful year. But they soon find their friendship tested by the arrival of Rikako, a beautiful new transfer student from Tokyo whose attitude shifts wildly from flirty and flippant to melancholic. When Taku joins Rikako on a trip to Tokyo, the school erupts with rumors, and the three friends are forced to come to terms with their changing relationship. Never before released in North America, Ocean Waves is a beautifully animated adaptation of Saeko Himuro’s best-selling novel, and a true discovery.
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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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