International Title
Whisper of the Heart
Japanese Title
  耳をすませば
 [Mimi o Sumaseba]
Production: Studio Ghibli / NTV / Tokuma Shoten / Hakuhodo
Distributor: Toho Japan: 1995
  Time: 111 minutes
 
Initial US Title
 Whisper of the Heart
US Distributor: Disney (2006) Time: 111 minutes
Alternate Movie Titles:
If You Listen Closely [Literal Translation]



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Details
Junior high school student Shizuku Tsukishima discovers that almost all of her favorite books at the library have been previously checked out by someone named "Seiji Amasawa". Although at work on a local translation of "Take Me Home, Country Roads", Tsukishima becomes distracted in who could have checked out all the books. As it turns out, it was a boy she was already familiar with and who infuriates Tsukishima. Despite getting off on the wrong foot, the two became closer to each other. As Amasawa prepares a career as a violin maker, Tsukishima feels pressured to find her own talent and turns toward the possibility of being a writer.

Staff
Directed by Yoshifumi Kondo
Writing credits Hayao Miyazaki, Aoi Hiragi
Produced by Yasuyoshi Tokuma, Seiichiro Ujiie, Toshio Suzuki, Takashi Shoji, Hayao Miyazaki
Music by Yuji Nomi, Olivia Newton-John, Youko Honna
Cinematography by Kitaro Takasaka
Film Editing by Takeshi Seyama
Production Design by Satoshi Kuroda
Cast
Shizuku Tsukishima Yoko Honna
Seiji Amasawa Kazuo Takahashi
Yasunari Tsukishima, Shizuku's Father Takashi Tachibana
Asako Tsukishima, Shizuku's Mother Shigeru Muroi
The Baron Shigeru Tsuyuguchi
Shirou Nishi, Owner of Chikyuya Keiju Kobayashi
Kousaka, Teacher Minami Takayama
Shiho Tsukishima, Shizuku's Sister Yorie Yamashita
Kinuyo Mayumi Iizuka
Teacher Shiro Kishibe
- Toshio Suzuki
- Suguru Egawa
- Naohisa Inoue
- Tatsuya Okada
- Satoru Takahashi
- Hiromi Yasuda
Monster Appearances Aliens, SDF, Misc
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Posters

DVDs and Blu-Ray
Region 1 Whisper of the Heart Disney (2006) Order
Region 2 If You Listen Closely Buena Vista (2002) Order
Region 2 Whisper of the Heart Optimum (2006) Order
Region 4 Whisper of the Heart Madman (2006)
Blu-Ray Whisper of the Heart Disney (2012) Order

CD Soundtracks

Compilations

Country Road
(TKCA-72758)

Reviews
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