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Ocean Waves

Japanese animated feature by the Ghibli studio
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Ocean Waves was the first Ghibli production not directed by the studio’s creators Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. Directed instead by Tomomi Mochizuki, best known for his work on Here is Greenwood and Kimagure Orange Road: I Want To Return To That Day, and made with the colloboration of up-and-coming animators from the Ghibli studio. The film is therefore very much a product of the nurturing, teaching environment that the old masters had always envisaged the studio being.

Ocean Waves is a look back at the halcyon teenage years of Taku as he journeys to a high school reunion, reflecting upon the way on love, friendship and a fateful class trip to Tokyo. Fusing a naturalistic neo-realist style with nostalgic recollection of the anxieties of first love, it is an accomplished and hugely enjoyable addition to the Studio Ghibli cannon.
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SKU 5055201808219
Catalogue Number OPTD1627
Year 1993
Director Tomomi Mochizuki
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Optimum Home Entertainment
Aspect ratio 1:1.85 (17:9) Theatrical widescreen
Subtitles English
Language(s) Japanese
Running time 72 mins approx
DVD region 2
Certificate PG
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