Ocean Waves (special)

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Alternative title:
Flüstern des Meeres (German)
I Can Hear The Sea
Jag kan höra havet (Swedish)
Je peux entendre l'océan (French)
Jeg Kan Høre Havet (Japanese)
Puedo escuchar el mar (Spanish)
Słyszę szum morza (Polish)
Umi ga Kikoeru (Japanese)
Здесь слышен океан (Russian)
海がきこえる (Japanese)
海潮之聲 (Chinese (Taiwan))
바다가 들린다 (Korean)
Genres: drama, romance
Themes: school
Plot Summary: Ocean Waves is high school love story set in Kochi, Japan. Morisaku Taku and Matsuno Yutaka are best friends when a girl from Tokyo named Muto Rikako transfers to their school. Excluding herself from group activities, she’s eventually labeled a snob. Matsuno has a crush on Rikako, so it’s no surprise that he gets a little jealous when Morisaku and Rikako start spending more time together. The rumors around school get worse, but Morisaku still insists there is nothing between him and Rikako.
User Ratings: 584 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 42 votes (sub:39, dub:2, raw:1)
 Excellent: 102 votes (sub:90, dub:3, raw:3, others:6
4 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
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 Very good: 151 votes (sub:131, dub:7, ?:2, raw:1, others:10
2 Russian dubbed
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Turkish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Polish edited dub
1 Russian subtitled
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 Good: 151 votes (sub:129, dub:6, raw:3, ?:1, others:12
4 Spanish subtitled
2 German dubbed
2 French subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Finnish subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
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 Decent: 74 votes (sub:63, dub:6, ?:1, others:4
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Mandarin dubbed
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 So-so: 39 votes (sub:31, dub:5, ?:1, raw:1, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 Not really good: 11 votes (sub:8, dub:1, ?:1, raw:1)
 Weak: 12 votes (sub:11, others:1
1 Arabic subtitled
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 Bad: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 874 users, rank: #1179 (of 6067)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.408 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.5544, rank: #1408 (of 6061)
Weighted mean: 7.356 (Good+), rank: #1363 (of 6061) (seen all: 7.37 / seen some: 6.56 / won't finish: 5.43)
Bayesian estimate: 7.360 (Good+), rank: #1170 (of 4612)
Running time: 72 minutes
Vintage: 1993-04-10
Premiere date:
1993-05-05 (Japan)
Release dates: We have 6
Ending Theme:
"Umi ni Naretara (海になれたら; If I can be an Ocean)" by Youko Sakamoto
Links: We have 2
Trivia: We have 3
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DVD (Region 2)
    Ocean Waves (Sub.DVD) 2010-01-25 (from $32.76)
DVD (Region 4)
    Ocean Waves (Sub.DVD) 2010-06-30

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Tomomi Mochizuki
Screenplay: Keiko Niwa (as Kaori Nakamura)
Character Design: Katsuya Kondo
Art Director: Naoya Tanaka
Animation Director: Katsuya Kondo
Original Novel: Saeko Himuro
Sound Director: Yasuo Uragami
Director of Photography: Atsushi Okui
Executive producer:
Hideo Ogata
Hitohiro Wada

Assistant Animation Director: Masashi Ando (uncredited)
Assistant producer: Naomi Yamada
Assistant Unit Director: Kazuya Murata
Color setting: Yumi Furuya
Dialect Instruction:
Sumi Shimamoto
Takeshi Watabe
Editing: Takeshi Seyama
Editing Assistant: Hiroshi Adachi
Music Production:
Tomoko Okada
Yoshihiro Oikawa
NTV Desk: Mamiko Ito
NTV Publicity Manager: Noriko Tachie
Production Advancement:
Hiroyuki Ito
Koji Aritomi
Koji Otsuka
Production Affairs: Tamami Yamamoto
Production manager: Toshiyuki Kawabata
Production producer: Nozomu Takahashi
Sound Effects: Masakazu Yokoyama
Sound Production Desk: Megumi Ozawa
Special Effects: Kunji Tanifuji
Theme Song Composition:
Shigeru Nagata (ED, music)
Tomomi Mochizuki (ED, lyric)
Theme Song Performance: Youko Sakamoto (ED)
Titles: Akira Michikawa
Nobuo Tobita as Taku Morisaki
Toshihiko Seki as Yutaka Matsuno
Youko Sakamoto as Rikako Mutou

Ai Satou as Taku's mother
Aya Hisakawa as girl
Hikaru Midorikawa as Tadashi Yamao
Kae Araki as Yumi Kohama
Kan Tokumaru as Kawamura
Kinryuu Arimoto as Rikako's father
Reiko Suzuki as Restaurant Hostess
Sumi Shimamoto as Rikako's father's lover
Takeshi Watabe as Principal
Tomokazu Seki as minarai
Toshiharu Sakurai as Male student
Yuri Amano as Akiko Shimizu

Japanese companies
Animation Production: Studio Ghibli
Film Developing: Imagica
Music Production: Tokuma Japan Communications
Photography: Asahi Production
Production: Studio Ghibli
Recording Studio: APU Studio
Sound Production: Audio Planning U
English staff
English companies
Translation: Jim Hubbert
Distributor:
GKids
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Optimum Releasing (UK)
English cast
(none)
Korean staff
Korean cast
(none)
Ji-Hye Kim as Rikako Mutou
Seok-Jeong Yang as Taku Morisaki
Yeong-Hui Byeon as Yutaka Matsuno

Jeong-Ho Choi as Okada
Jin-Eung Im as
Kawamura
Rikako's father
Tadashi Yamao
Ok-Hui Choi as
Mika
Taku's mother
Ok-Ju Jeong as Yumi Kohama
Yeon-Hui Lee as Akiko Shimizu
Korean companies
(none)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Alberto Escobal García as Taku Morisaki(Spain dub)
Antón Palomar as Yutaka Matsuno(Spain dub)
Estívaliz Lizárraga as Rikako Muto(Spain dub)

Alazne Erdozia as Taku's Mother(Spain dub)
Ana Begoña Eguileor as Yumi Kohama(Spain dub)
Anselmo Herrero as Takashi Yamao(Spain dub)
Jaime de Diego as Okada(Spain dub)
Nuria Marín Picó as Akiko Shimizu(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Cinemax Latin America (Latin America)
German staff
German cast
(none)
Nico Sablik as Taku Morisaki
Tanya Kahana as Rikako Mutou
Tobias Nath as Yutaka Matsuno

Julia Ziffer as Akiko Shimizu
Robin Kahnmeyer as Tadashi Yamao
Sabine Winterfeldt as Takus Mutter
Sonja Spuhl as Yumi Kohama
Thomas Schmuckert as Rikakos Vater
German companies
Distributor: Universum-Films (ufa Anime)
Swedish staff
Swedish companies
(none)
Distributor: Pan Vision
Swedish cast
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Distributor: Deltamac Co., Ltd.
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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