Ocean Waves

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2016 | Drama Animation

Rarely seen outside of Japan, a story of adolescence and teenage isolation. more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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Tomomi Mochizuki


Kaori Nakamura



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Taku and his best friend Yutaka are headed back to school for what looks like another uneventful year. But they soon find their friendship tested by the arrival of Rikako, a beautiful new transfer student from Tokyo whose attitude vacillates wildly from flirty and flippant to melancholic. When Taku joins Rikako on a trip to Tokyo, the school erupts with rumors, and the three friends are forced to come to terms with their changing relationships.
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • Adapted from a novel of the same name by Saeko Himuro.
  • The film was originally made in 1993 for Japanese television.
  • The first Studio Ghibli film directed by someone other than studio founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata.

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