Ocean Waves

Alt titles: Umi ga Kikoeru

TV Special (1 ep x 72 min)
3.198 of 5 from 2,046 votes
Rank #2,651

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.

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pokingroamers's avatar by pokingroamers on Jan 2, 2015
Score: 3/10

Garbage. That’s what happens when you leave film production to overambitious young animators. Apparently they exceeded the budget and left Studio Ghibli fans to chow down on a tasteless piece of animation. I was bored, even the characters in the film looked bored. It still accommodated the calming Studio Ghibli atmosphere, however one dimensional characters and their one dimensional existence left me... read more

Thrawn's avatar by Thrawn on Feb 17, 2011
Score: 6.9/10

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

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