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Sorraffy



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:59 am Reply with quote
I consider this and Porco to be at the top of my favorites list
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:52 am Reply with quote
THIS. All of this is why I consider Whisper of the Heart to be my favorite Ghibli movie ever.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:24 pm Reply with quote
I saw this movie in the theater during one of the Ghibli Retrospectives in the late 1990s and having lived in the Tokyo suburbs a handful of years before this film had been released, the nostalgia hit me so hard. It is definitely in my Ghibli Top Five.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:16 pm Reply with quote
I still haven't seen Whisper of the Heart, but thanks for this. Good read.
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Ryujin99



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:41 pm Reply with quote
Well this pushes Whisper of the Heart up a number of spots on my ever growing to-watch list.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:15 am Reply with quote
Really pleased to see this film get some promotion here, it's always been one of my favourites. The scene where Shizuku and Seiji start their version of Country Roads to be joined by the old folks as they sneak into the basement is an absolute delight!

A great shame we never got to see what Kondo may have achieved, but this is a good legacy.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:05 am Reply with quote
I always like to mention that there is a little bit of "magic" that the English dub ruins.

In the English dub, early on, Seiji tells Shizuku about Louise, The Baron's companion. Seiji's Japanese dialogue instead specifically says that Nishi won't tell anyone about the Baron's origins. So, Shizuku including Louise in her story is an unexplained oddity. Is it magical intuition or inspiration? Serendipity? Maybe Nishi is actually fibbing a little? We don't know, and we're not supposed to know.
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TanyaTheEvil



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:07 am Reply with quote
Whisper of the Heart is one of my favorite anime movie of all time. I especially love John Denver's song and how everyone gets involved playing it. It so touches my heart every time I watch that scene
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Picky33



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:34 pm Reply with quote
I thought based on the title it "Whisper of the Heart Retrospective: The Real Story Behind the Lo-Fi Hip Hop Study Girl" it might have actually said something about the "Real Story" of the Lo-Fi Hip Hop girl but it made zero mentions. That makes this article Click Bait at best.

Don't get me wrong, Whisper of the Heart is a great movie, I was just expecting more.
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TheRahi00



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:31 am Reply with quote
Picky33 wrote:
I thought based on the title it "Whisper of the Heart Retrospective: The Real Story Behind the Lo-Fi Hip Hop Study Girl" it might have actually said something about the "Real Story" of the Lo-Fi Hip Hop girl but it made zero mentions. That makes this article Click Bait at best.


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What a bizarre comment. The entire article is about the character who is being used for the "Lo-Fi Hip Hop Study Girl" video. It talks about the character herself, the movie she features in, the studio and the director who created said girl. What else is there to say ?
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omiya



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:24 pm Reply with quote
I keep getting a 500 error trying to access this article.

EDIT Working now on my mobile.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:34 pm Reply with quote
There was a bug accessing a few articles via IPv6. Thank you for letting us know.
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Nekomo



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:35 am Reply with quote
This Ghibli film is definitely one my favourites.
If you get the chance to watch some other Ghibli films that give off a similar vibe then definitely watch Ocean Waves and From Up On The Poppy Hill!
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