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.
Makoto Konno is a somewhat foolish and tomboyish high school student who spends most of her time hanging out with her two male friends. Things change one day when she suddenly gains the ability to leap through time! At first, she uses her newfound ability to do things such as preventing her sister from stealing her dessert, cheating on a test, and singing Karaoke for 10 hours. However, the small alterations she makes to the timeline turn out to have unforeseen consequences that snowball into dramatic and lethal situations for her and those around her...
I've heard several people say that Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo has a "ghibli feel," and Whisper of the Heart is probably the film they most often have in mind. The combination of sheer fantasy, schoolgirl life, and romance works wonders in both coming-of-age films.
Both of these movies include a fantasic plot with romance playing a strong yet unexpected part in both of the main character's lives. Any romantic will fall in love with both of these amazing and beatifully animated movies!
I thoroughly enjoyed both movies very much! They both touched on subjects about the future of one's life and the up's and down's of falling in love. I definitely recommend both films if you'd like to have a big slice-of-life.
Both films, are shoujo coming of age tale. The story telling is what makes both films so brilliant. They take a relatively simple story and make it so interesting and captivating, that it almost feels magical. Another common element, is a complex female main character. Through this character both films explore the dillmma faced by young adults as they look towards the future.
Both have a very unique charm, that will warm your heart a long after end watching. Both are about mentaly young people which are searching for their own way, and both are showing a piece of beautiful, pure love.
Three minutes into Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo, I had already realized that this movie would become one of my favorites. I cannot say exactly why I came to this conclusion so early into the movie, but I assure you it is a good thing. I think it may have had something to do with the general ambiance - the animation (in both the aesthetic appearance and the fluidity and realism of the character movement), music, opening credit sequence, the general pace of the story. Another good thing: it immediately reminded me of Whisper of the Heart. The two movies have a similar feel to them. Their animation, in both look and movement, and the pace of the story. They are both shoujo slice-of-life stories that center around a female protagonist's coming of age, involve romance, have an interesting storyline, and take place in modern Japan. They are both MUST SEE movies!
Although their plots are not all that smiliar, both movies involve a relationship that, at the time, cannot work due to unforseen events. The Girl Who Lept Through Time feels exactly like a Ghibli movie-- both are wonderful and creative (and maybe tear-jerking!) films!
While reading the synopsis of either show they may not even sound remotely similar. "Whisper of the Heart" is about a young girl and her growing relationship with a certian shopkeeper's grandson and "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" is about a young girl who gains the ability to jump through time. See they don't sound really all that similar expect for the fact that they both center around young girls. But once you actually start watching either one you can begin to see how similar they both are. They both center around young girls coming-of-age along with the path one person's life may take in the future as well as the good things & bad things with falling in love. If you liked one then it is with a strong recommendation that you see the other.
Whisper of the heart is made my Studio Ghibli, and Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo carries the same charming appeal that most movies from the studio do. The two movies also construct their narratives based on the romantic aspects of an adolescent girl, as well as a few fantasy-esque sequences. If you liked one, I can guarantee that you'll like the other. If I'm wrong, you shall receive permanent ownership of my soul.
Both films have the similar feeling to them. Lighthearted drama and a romantic touch that really gets to you. Very likeble characters and they have the same pacing.
One afternoon on her way home from school, Haru saves a cat from getting run over by a truck and promptly gets the shock of her life when it stands on its hind legs to thank her. That night, she is greeted by a parade of felines who inform Haru that her earlier heroics saved the prince of the Cat Kingdom. Haru suddenly finds herself inundated with gifts of mice and catnip as means of thanks, culminating in the announcement that she will be taken to their kingdom to marry the prince. With no desire to marry Prince Lune, Haru turns to The Baron and Muta from the Cat Bureau for help, but unable to stop them, Haru is swept away by a horde of cats. Can Haru prevent this marriage of inconvenience and return home before she becomes a cat herself?
The first time I watched The Cat Returns I was extremely skeptical of its content; but as the movie progressed it became more and more entertaining. The Cat Returns is Shizuku's story in a movie form. It's very entertaining and has a romantic edge to it. If you liked Whisper of the Heart then I'm almost positive that you'll at least enjoy The Cat Returns.
Both of these movies are created by the same Ghibli Studio, and the Cat Returns is a loosely-based sequel to Whisper of the Heart, involving the same Baron character.
Both WotH and Cat Returns have a very similar world; the characters that are present are in both anime, though in different roles. The stories are very different though, but the mood of the anime is quite similar, with a scent of fantasy and emotion.
Ghibli films are always worth seeing and Whisper of the Heart and The Cat Returns are tied together mainly because they share some characters. They are very different films and, although you could call The Cat Returns a sequel, they tell very different stories. The fantasy elements and similar worlds however mean that if you enjoyed one it's worth seeing the other.
These heartwarming tales center around young girls that meet the statue Baron. The girls go through points of low self-esteem, and don't have a clue of what they want to do with their lives. After meeting Baron they start to believe in themselves, and are no longer afraid to persue their dreams.
Children will certainly love these movies.
If you have seen any of these two movies, you can easly recall the Cat - as a main character or statue. By this figure dircetor connects two anime. Thoug plot is somewhat different, it is sure that if you liked one, you will love another, because these share the same atmosphere and are great, magic adventure.
Although today Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari live far apart due to a family move shortly after elementary school, they were once two shy young students brought together by their shared differences from their peers. It is because of this that the two built a bond of closeness between them that still survives through their continued correspondence, even over such a distance. Secretly they both fear the loss of this bond over time, and for this reason they arrange a meeting between just the two of them. The journeys both of them take in their minds and in their lives create an atmosphere of intense emotional upheaval, but also a sense of peace. It is a twist of fate and a series of decisions that put the two in place to carry what they choose of their pasts into the future they will create for themselves.
Both movies focus on a young couple who are seperated by distance, and their attempts to cope with this seperation. The relationships in both films are depicted with beatiful subtlety, complimented by some trully dazzling animation. If you liked the understated emotion of one then you'll more than likely be able to appreciate the other.
Both of these films deal with seperation and romance. While 5cm per second is more melancholic than Whisper of the heart, if you liked the human interaction of one then you may enjoy the other.
Love, love, and love. This two are about just that. Also, a life story of two different couples of teenagers trying to find meaning of love. Enjoy.
Not only do both titles feature the innocence and sweetness of young love, but the tone of both are I think quite similar. Granted, Whisper of the Heart is more carefree and lighthearted, but it, like 5 Centimeters per Second, captures the ineffable ideal "Japanese school life" very similarly.
These two movies though differently paced and have diffrent art styles have the same sort of romantic feel towards them. It starts off innocent and builds into something a little bit mre deep. Definetly would recommend this one
Kiki is a young witch who has just turned thirteen, and as tradition dictates she must now leave the safety of her home for a year to undergo witch training. One clear night, Kiki takes off with her cat Jiji and her mother's broomstick to start her new life, and finds herself in a town near the ocean - but she's disappointed to find that people aren't nearly as friendly as she'd imagined they'd be. With nowhere to stay and no outstanding magical skills besides flying, Kiki begins to wonder if she's come to the right place; but after returning a pacifier to a customer of a local shop, its owner, Osono, offers her a place to stay. Kiki soon decides that she'll start her own delivery service, and with the help of newfound friends she sets forth on a journey to discover who she is and how to make it on her own.
Both Whisper of the Heart and Kiki's Delivery Service have the same kind of main character, a sweet naiive personality full of hope and dreams that they wish to come to fruitation. Both characters are about the same age, so they should appeal to the same audiance.
Whisper of the Heart and Kiki's Delivery Service are both stories about young girls coming of age. It follows their trials and tribulations as they discover how the world around them really is and how it treats them as they grow older. They show their independence and intellect by overcoming these challenges.They not quite told in the same fashion, as one tends to have more magic and fantasy in it than the others, but they are both none the less magical. They are very interesting and heartwarming tales that leave you with a smile on your face.
Both Kiki's Delivery Service and Whisper of the Heart are about young girls coming of age (as corny as it may sound) and the trials and self doubting that they face. Both have strong main characters, as well as wise adults to help see them through the rough spots. Both are also produced by Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli.
Both anime are very kind, heart-touching. They both are connected with the same message - "try to do your best to follow your wishes and desires, don't give up.."
Well for starters they both are directed by Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli so that's a fairly big plus. But beyond that they both feature young girls who are at the point in their lives where they have to decide what they want to do with the rest of their lives or at the very least seriously begin considering it as well as the trials that come with live. Finally both also seem to deliver the same sort of message though their storytelling is slightly different.
Both Ghibli titles were cut from the same cloth - a fairly slow-paced slice of life, coming of age tale about an unlikely relationship and the drama that ensues. The difference being Whisper of the Heart's occasional foray into fantasy.
Both anime are similarly themed: peaceful yet romantic twisted around some light adventure - leaving you wanting more at the end. Keep some chocolate nearby... you'll probably need it!
They both have the same simple story line that is about growing up and falling in love for the first time. Simply beautiful.
Both Whisper of the Heart and From Up On Poppy Hill are from Studio Ghibli, and share the charming animation quality for which this studio is known. Both of these delicate, moving slice-of-life anime feature a budding romance that is central to the storyline. Each spotlights an independent young female protagonist making decisions that affect her life and help her determine her role with the others around her. If you enjoy a calmer paced light romance, pull up a chair and share a poignant moment in the life of these young ladies.
Whisper of the Heart and From Up on Poppy Hill are two very interesting and charming slice of life movies that revolve around romance and the adventure that comes with finding out more about yourself. They also share a similar atmosphere as both movies are from studio Ghibli.