Ocean Waves

1993, Anime/Adventure, 1h 12m

18 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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The arrival of a pretty transfer student from Tokyo sets in motion a change in the relationship between two best friends.

Cast & Crew

Nobuo Tobita
Taku Morisaki
Voice
Toshihiko Seki
Yutaka Matsuno
Voice
Yoko Sakamoto
Rikako Muto
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Yuri Amano
Akiko Shimizu
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Kae Araki
Yumi Kohama
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Ai Satô
Taku's mother
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Tomokazu Seki
Minarai
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Hikaru Midorikawa
Tadashi Yamao
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Keiko Niwa
Screenwriter
Shigeru Nagata
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  • Jan 30, 2013
    A delightful little film from Studio Ghibli. On the surface it isn't about much, just a boy who reminisces about the one that got away. In a brief 70 minutes we follow the lives of these Japanese high school students, and are completely engrossed with the world and politics of high school. There's a quiet sensibility that many people will recognise from some of Ghibli's other films such as Only Yesterday. Lovely animation brings Japan to life in a way that even live-action films sometimes fail to do. With delicate music and vocal performances this is a wonderful little film that I will probably revisit again soon.
    Luke B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 12, 2012
    A hilarious, yet touching story of young love by Studio Ghibli that is just seeing the light of day in North America. No idea why this did not gain more recognition over the last two decades considering that it's very well written and the audience I saw it with was complete immersed in the entire 72 minute run time. Maybe because it was different than the regular imaginative epics that Ghibli is so famous for, but still, I urge you to check this one out.
    ZACHO D Super Reviewer
  • May 22, 2010
    Studio Ghibli's realistic reflection of adolescent love, shown with smooth flashbacks and great illustrations. The film has also able to put an uncertain light of enigma to the main female character: Rikako. It is not one of those Ghibli films that stirs naive imaginations with colorful images, but it portrays a knowing life, vulnerable of heartbreak and happiness, against a serene backdrop of Kochi, Japan. I do not know why I did not like this TV film that much, maybe because along its conceived mature tone, the makers has also able to insert some teenage cuteness, which I'm not fond of.
    Ivan D Super Reviewer
  • Mar 07, 2010
    This is a really odd film as almost nothing happens. It's simply small-town boy meets awkward city girl, and yet it's totally captivating and reminded me of John Hughes' work in tone. If you're looking for massive robots knocking the crap out of other massive robots, this is not the film for you. Nor is it the next Ghost In The Machine. But, I do recommend it as it's yet another quality, character-led piece of work from Ghibli.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer

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