Whisper of the Heart

Movie (1 ep x 111 min)
4.344 of 5 from 9,061 votes
Rank #228

Whisper of the Heart is a touching Ghibli slice-of-life story, about a young girl named Shizuku. While riding the train, she notices a fat cat riding alongside her. Following the cat, she finds a shop where she is told an enchanting story of a gold statue named "The Baron". WotH follows Shizuku in her struggles to grow, and her budding love with the shopkeeper's son.

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vivafruit's avatar by vivafruit on Oct 19, 2009
Score: 8.5/10

For a good while now, in every review, I have always tried to explain exactly why I liked or disliked an anime. As time has shown, this is one of the more maddening principles that I have taken up. Occassionally, a case comes up in which I am at a complete loss to understand what factors influenced my opinion. Whisper of the Heart is such an anime. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind about whether... read more

eesakow's avatar by eesakow on Jun 27, 2015
Score: 10/10

When I first heard of this film I was lead to believe that it was basically the most elaborate 'Country Roads' music video ever made, and now having seen it I can tell you that I was absolutely justified in that assumption. That did not stop it, however from being a fantastic film. It's really hard to sum up what the movie is about at its core- it's sort of about all of the following, -Being young and... read more

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