Whisper of the Heart

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Name:Whisper of the Heart
un-checked Comedyun-checked Mechschecked Drama
un-checked Violenceun-checked Shoujo 
un-checked Hentaiun-checked Explicit Sexun-checked Brief Nudity
Running Length:120
Description:Shizuku is working on a translation of John Denver's "Country Road" lyrics. A bookworm at heart, she spends a great deal of time at the library. On her way over there one day, she notices a strange sight: a cat riding the train by itself. It decides to get off at her stop, and Shizuku follows the cat to an antique shop. She meets the proprietor and is enchanted with a statuette of "The Baron" - a grand cat in a top hat. She also meets Seiji, the grandson of the proprietor and finds out he's a classmate. Seiji is an aspiring violin maker, and wants to go to Italy to learn the trade from the masters. Shizuku starts to fall in love with him, but all too soon, Seiji gets his wish and goes off to Italy. Inspired by his dedication, Shizuku sets a goal of her own: to write her first novel. She chooses to write about the adventures of "The Baron". In this way, she pursues her dream while he pursues his. This movie tells a story about a girl's personal growth in today's urban society and is one of the most accurate depictions of Japanese city life to date in anime.

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Whisper of the Heart
This movie is another one of Studio Ghibi's classics (aren't they all!!). This movie is actually a prequal to the new Studio Ghibli move, The Cat Returns.

The animation on this is superb. Even if there was no story or plot to this movie, it would still be wonderful to watch on the animation alone. The animation just blows your mind of the awesome quality it presents. Even the background beats out almost any other animation out there.

The plot is very simple. It is about junior high kids growing up and what they want to do in life.

The sound track of this movie is great if you like John Denver. Most of the back ground music in here is a tribute to the late John Denver with different variations of "Country Road".

Overall, this animation is just incredible. The only flaw I can really think of is the ending, which in my opinion seemed a little rushed, hench the 9 instead of the 10, but that is just my opinion afterall. Very highly recomended.


Overall Rating: 9
Animation:10 Plot:9 Humor:8 Sound Track:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
By: Daddyspider
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