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Listen Carefully, Watch Closely – Whisper of the Heart (2022) live action review

Ghibi movies will always have a special place in my heart. My very first one was Kiki’s Delivery Service. The one that has stuck with me all these…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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My Top 3 Ghibli Movies (They aren’t Miyazaki Films)

Everyone and their mom has heard of Studio Ghibli. For many people, Ghibli movies might be their first (and maybe only) taste of anime. It’s even garnered a…

Dopey Likes Anime

Baby Love

Baby Love is such a familiar shoujo romance that it seemed like a refugee from the Margaret Video Series, but it was actually made somewhat ...

Collectr's Blog

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Whisper of the Heart Retrospective: The Real Story Behind the Lo-Fi Hip Hop Study Girl

Whisper of the Heart is a very low-key story compared to most of the other films in Ghibli's catalog. The stakes are 100% emotional—and that's something special.

Anime News Network - Views

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Anime ABC’s, My Favorite Anime Character for Each Letter of the Alphabet

So I know a good idea when I steal one. This being one of said ideas. Of course, I kid. We give credit where it’s due; always. I…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Whisper of the Heart (1995) by Yoshifumi Kondo

Childhood romance blossoms in this light-hearted Ghibli film directed by Yoshifumi Kondo. Bookish schoolgirl Shizuku (Yoko Honna) is intrigued when she discovers the same name on a number…

Japanese Film Reviews

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What I Watched This Week – 2/21-2/27

Whisper of the Heart – I didn’t know much about this going in, and the blu-ray cover image had me expecting a very different kind of story than…

The Romantic Goldfish

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I have no excuse for this. Not even a little. (John Denver’s “Country Roads” but sang as an anime girl, and I’m not sorry about it.)

I listen to John Denver’s “Country Roads” on repeat (Thank you, Alexa.) when I’m cleaning the house. I am in fact in love with the song. Because of…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

12 Days of Anime 2020: Whisper of the Heart

Yo! Sirius here! For today's 12 Days of Anime entry, I will be sharing my thoughts on the Ghibli movie, Whisper of the Heart.

Sirius Writes

The Cat Returns Review

The Cat Returns is a swashbuckling adventure that finds our main character Harou on a quest to discover her own self-confidence. While not as visually stunning as other…

Third Impact Anime

The Cat Returns Review

The Cat Returns is a swashbuckling adventure that finds our main character Harou on a quest to discover her own self-confidence. While not as visually stunning as other…

Third Impact Anime

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 89: Whisper of the Heart 25th Anniversary with Nitro

Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode! 25 years ago today,…

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

Spring 2020 – Week 13 in Review

Hello everyone, and a hearty welcome back to Wrong Every Time! I’ve got an eclectic collection of film thoughts for you all today, starting off with a Ghibli…

Wrong Every Time

Doki Doki News for the Week of January 13th – 19th

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of January 13th through the 19th! Check out…

Beneath the Tangles

Translation: Toshio Suzuki Reminisces About Isao Takahata (Part 3)

I kind of forgot that I was already 65 % done with this translation when I went on my bikepacking trip from Okinawa to Nagasaki. But I’m back…

Takarabako

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OtakuGeneration (Show #363) Mardock Scramble

  Shownotes :: (show 363) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Mardock Scramble, recorded live May 20th, 2012. This week we watched Mardock Scramble. Plus segments and…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration (Show #362) Level E

  Shownotes :: (show 362) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Level E, recorded live May 13th, 2012. This week we discussed Level E. Plus segments and…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration (Show #361) Trigun Badlands Rumble

  Shownotes :: (show 361) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Trigun Badlands Rumble, recorded live May 6th, 2012. This week we watched the Trigun movie:…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration (Show #360) Capeta

  Shownotes :: (show 360) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Capeta, recorded live April 29th, 2012. This week we watched an anime about kart racing. Plus…

otakugeneration's Podcast