Ocean Waves is a coming of age tale centered around Taku, an ordinary high school student, his best friend Matsuno, and Rukiko, a reserved outcast who has caught Matsuno's eye. While bounds of friendship are tested, unlikely relationships grow and flourish in this made for television movie.
Ocean Waves might just be the most realistic anime I've watched, or close to. Or the most realistic slice-of-life. Either way or both, it's so realistic that it boarders and crosses the line to Mundane County, which is both a good and bad thing. It also means that it's slow, real slow. But that slowness adds to the mundane, also a good/bad thing. I didn't care much for the music and I had no problem with... read more
I'm a HUGE Ghibli fan and you know what this was? Absolute garbage. I actually bought it randomly on DVD because you know, it was Ghibli. There was no character development, or, well the characters were dull, dull storyline. It was so boring, but I kept watching til the end, hoping for a point to it. I actually don't even know what I watched. Nope. If you love Ghibli as much as I do, skip this one. read more