Sunday, August 28, 2011

Whisper of the Heart (耳をすませば)

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The English title means different from the Japanese title, the Japanese word means "If You Listen Closely".

The story is about a 13 year old girl's first love and finding a dream to pursue in life.

13 year old Shizuku Tsukishima is very fond of books, she would borrow as much as she can in the library, one night, while looking at her checkout cards she noticed that the name Seiji Amasawa is on all of the checkout cards  and ahead of her. She begins to wonder about Seiji Amasawa.

The next day, she met a boy who read her lyrics by accident and commented it was corny. She again met the same boy the following day when she left her Dad's lunchbox in an antique shop. Also leaving her a negative comment that she ate a lot since the luncbox was quite big for a girl. And both times made her extremely irritated with him.

An incident in school made her extremely sad and as she was walking to chase the blues away, she found herself in front of the antique shop again. There the boy who teased her twice from an earlier incident found her, and invited her in, as Shizuku was looking for the Cat statue named Baron Humbert von Jikkingen which was introduced to her the first time she came there. It was at this time also that she got to know the name of the boy, and what a surprise, his name is Seiji Amasawa.

Released on July 1995 by Studio Toho in Japan
Directed by Yoshifumi Kondo, unfortunately this was the last film he directed.

Whisper of the Heart Movie soundtrack can be found at Hayao Miyazaki
Download theme song in your cellphone.

Here's a preview of the movie.

Whisper of the Heart part 4 of 6 by Ellyu

Some behind the scene's documentation.

Wallpaper downloads


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