Shizuku is spending her last summer vacation before high school reading and translating foreign music into Japanese. Perusing the eclectic selection of books she has checked out from the library, her curiosity is piqued when she notices that the name Seiji appears before her on the checkout card of each one. Through a series of curious and magical incidents, she comes to meet and establishes a connection to Seiji—who has dreams of becoming a famous violinmaker in Italy, while she has aspirations of becoming a writer. As their life goals pull them in different directions, Shizuku and Seiji are determined to remain true to their feelings for one another. A masterpiece about the awakening of creative talent, Whisper of the Heart was the first and only full-length animated feature by Hayao Miyazaki's protégé Yoshifumi Kondo before his sudden death at the young age of 47. It remains one of the classics of Japanese animation. (Fully subtitled)

Director:

Yoshifumi Kondo

Cast:

Voices of Youko Honna, Kazuo Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana, Shigeru Muroi, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Keiju Kobayashi, Yorie Yamashita, Maiko Kayama, Yoshimi Nakajima, Minami Takayama, Mayumi Iizuka

MPAA Rating:

NR

Run Time:

1hr 51mins

Release Year:

1995

Country Of Origin:

Japan