Anime Review: Whispers of the Heart

(The film has been dubbed into English)

according to wikipedia

Shizuku Tsukishima is a 14-year-old student at Mukaihara Junior High School, where she is best friends with Yuko Harada. Living in Tokyo with her parents Asako and Seiya, as well as her older sister Shiho, Shizuku is a bookworm and is keen on writing. During an ordinary evening, she looks through the checkout cards in her library books. She discovers they have been checked out by Seiji Amasawa. Over the next few days, Shizuku encounters a young man, later revealed to be Seiji, who often annoys her.

That is how this story of young love starts. Look I am the the biggest fan of romance. But I love this film, the characters are wonderful characters, and you actually care about a fat selfish cat named “Toto”. Who actually gets these characters together is wonderful. I maybe using that word a lot, but it is such a charming film.

Then there is the Baron, a cat statue who later appears with Toto in The Cat Returns. Which is apart of a story of an old man’s love and how the Baron brought them together in Germany before the war and of how that war separated them forever. Which echos in the story some what when the young man has a chance to go to Italy to learn how to make violins the old school way. You wonder will they separate forever like what happened to the old man Shiro Nishi, but to them.

Really I know a lot of guys are not into romance, but really sit down and watch this film with someone you love, or at least care about…a little.