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Whisper of the Heart

4 Ratings: 3.8
Animation, Anime & Manga, and Drama movie directed by Yoshifumi Kondo

Based on a manga by Aoi Hiiragi, the gentle coming-of-age storyWhisper of the Heart(1995) was scripted and storyboarded by Hayao Miyazaki, and directed by the late Yoshifumi Kondo. Shizuku Tsukishima is an absent-minded, insecure junior high school student … see full wiki

Director: Yoshifumi Kondo
Genre: Animation, Drama
3 reviews about Whisper of the Heart
review by . April 27, 2010
posted in ASIANatomy
Whisper of the Heart is a film produced by Studio Ghibli and directed by Yoshifumi Kondo. It is based on a manga by Aoi Hiiragi. Whisper of the Heart is a very well-told and well-animated coming of age story. You really feel for the characters, and you can identify with them and the situations they go through if you've been through adolescence yourself. Whisper of the Heart is also a good family viewing experience; there's really nothing in the film that is inappropriate for younger viewers.     …
review by . December 14, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
I've been a comic strip junky all my life. You know, the panels in the newspaper? Like Li' Abner, Dick Tracy, Peanuts, Doonesbury, Calvin and Hobbes, Get Fuzzy...? That's just the American tradition, of course, and it's quite distinct from the European -- Tintin, for instance, or Asterix and Obelix -- and from political cartooning. The daily strips are addictive; even though 4 out of 5 installments are utterly boring in and of themselves, the ongoing development takes on a "life" inside your own …
review by . March 27, 2006
When you think about kids in love you know it's just puppy love but Whisper Of The Heart seems to be full-grown. Even in middle school these kids get great grades and still are able to maintain lives of love. The story is simple girl hates guy but eventually they fall in love with each other except this is a pure love story that isn't tainted by raunchiness or anything too old that would feel uncomfortable. It's truly the way true love stories are created and that's at an early age when it is considered …
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