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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

When quiet bookworm Shizuku follows a mysterious cat to an antique shop, she meets Seiji, a classmate who is determined to become a violin maker. Captivated by the boy, Shizuku vows to pen her own story before Seiji returns from Italy. Inspired by The Baron, an antique cat figurine who helps her listen to the whispers of her heart, Shizuku embarks on a quest to uncover her true talent. Based on a screenplay from Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Yoshifumi Kondo, Whisper of the Heart is a heartfelt coming-of-age tale of self-discovery and first love from the legendary Studio Ghibli. Featuring the voices of Brittany Snow, David Gallagher, Jean Smart, Cary Elwes, and more.

Cast

  • Yoko Honna
  • Issei Takahashi
  • Takashi Tachibana
  • Shigeru Muroi
  • Shigeru Tsuyuguchi
  • Keiju Kobayashi
  • Yorie Yamashita
  • Maiko Kayama
  • Yoshimi Nakajima
  • Minami Takayama

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Metacritic

83

Studio Ghibli productions have always been adept at making the fantastic seem real, but with Whisper Of The Heart, Kondo and Miyazaki focus so intensely on the everyday that they make the real seem fantastic.

Metacritic review by Noel Murray
Noel Murray
The A.V. Club
80

A lovingly crafted and well observed story about adolescent self discovery – and to this day remains one of the most remarkable films produced by Studio Ghibli.

Metacritic review by Patrick Gamble
Patrick Gamble
CineVue
60

Mr. Miyazaki wrote the screenplay for a love story about a shy girl and an aspiring violin maker (and a talking cat), but the result looks like a lot of non-Ghibli anime.

Metacritic review by Mike Hale
Mike Hale
The New York Times