Ocean Waves

Ocean Waves

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Studio Ghibli animation based on the namesake novel by Saeko Himuro and adapted for the screen by Keiko Niwa (When Marnie was There). More

As a young man returns home after his first year away at college he recalls his senior year of high school and the iron-willed, big city girl that turned his world upside down.

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1993Rating: PG76 minsJapanJapanese with English subtitlesStudio Ghibli
AnimatedDramaRomanceWorld Cinema

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Ocean Waves | Reviews

89%18 reviews

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The New York Times

The New York Times

In its sensitivity and attention to detail, "Ocean Waves" makes itself into something special, and kind of magical, and so proves very much a Ghibli gem.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

A delicate, well-told drama that may lack the depth of something like Only Yesterday but proves that Miyazaki and Takahata's students were listening to their teachers.

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Ocean Waves | Release Details

Ocean Waves is available to stream in New Zealand now on Netflix and Google Play and Apple TV.